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Engravings of North Africa
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A featured item from the Library exhibit Rome Re-Imagined
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Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks
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This online resource commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Philip Johnson’s Pre-Columbian pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. Johnson’s architectural masterpiece opened in 1963 and is now seen as a seminal building in his late 1950s’ shift from International Style modernism to Postmodern classicism. Despite this recognition, the Johnson wing has been little discussed or studied. This anniversary year provides an excellent opportunity to commemorate the Pre-Columbian collection’s impressive housing—arguably a work of art in its own right.
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The Byzantine Emperors on Coins
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A new online exhibit highlighting the Dumbarton Oaks coin collection
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Maria Sibylla Merian
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A new online exhibit from the Rare Book Collection
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Capturing Warfare: Enemies and Allies in the Pre-Columbian World
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This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes.
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Robert & Monnoyer: French Botanical Artists of the Seventeenth Century
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This exhibit provides illustrations from the leading proponents of two styles of French botanical illustration from the seventeenth century.
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Leaden Gospels
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To accompany the 2013 Spring Symposium "New Testament in Byzantium," this exhibit presents and discusses several of the rare Byzantine lead seals from the collection that depict New Testament narrative scenes and figures.
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The Ancient Future: Mesoamerican and Andean Timekeeping
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The Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations used complex and multiple timekeeping systems for purposes of agriculture, worship, and political authority. Because little of the material record of the pre-Conquest peoples of the Americas survived, scholars through the ages have had limited primary sources to study to reach a comprehensive understanding of timekeeping in the Americas.
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Henry and Eunice Maguire
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Oral History Interview with Eunice and Henry Maguire, undertaken by Anna Bonnell-Freiden and Clem Wood at the Maguire home in Baltimore, Maryland on September 3, 2008. At Dumbarton Oaks, Henry Maguire was a Junior Fellow (1971–1972), a Senior Fellow (1986–1990 and 1991–1996 ex officio), and Visiting Senior Research Associate (1989–1990) of Byzantine Studies; he was Director of Byzantine Studies (1991–1996).
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God's Regents on Earth: A Thousand Years of Byzantine Imperial Seals
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For over a thousand years the Byzantine Emperor ruled as God's regent of earth. The decisions of the individuals who sat on the throne had repercussions throughout the Byzantine world and far beyond. Decrees, letters, judgments, and commands left Constantinople every day signed by the emperor in red ink and secured with the imperial seal. The designs of the imperial seals provide an insight into the minds and policies of the rulers whose image they bore; they tell us not only how they wished to be viewed by the recipients of their letters, but also how they viewed themselves.
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