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Depicting Fauna
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Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Engravings of North Africa
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A featured item from the Library exhibit Rome Re-Imagined
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From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics
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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.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Byzantine Seals
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).
Located in Library & Archives / / Historical Records / Oral History Project
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.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Byzantine Seals
Library Exhibit
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All that Glitters: Gold of the Circum-Caribbean
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Margaret Mee
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Margaret Mee, botanical artist of the Amazon
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Maria Sibylla Merian
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A contribution to the 25th anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
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Maria Sibylla Merian
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A new online exhibit from the Rare Book Collection
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