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Athena Ruby Inscription Font

by Kathleen Sparkes — last modified Jun 23, 2017 04:44 PM

Information and downloadable font for Greek Inscriptions

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Bibliography on Gender in Byzantium

by Kathleen Sparkes — last modified Jun 22, 2017 12:31 PM

This resource started out as a bibliography on women in Byzantium, begun by Thalia Gouma-Peterson and maintained by Alice-Mary Talbot. Work on women’s history has recently been supplemented by studies on eunuchs and a concern for masculinity, which together enable work on the Byzantine gender system.

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Byzantine Collection

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 01:23 PM

The Byzantine Collection, which encompasses the imperial, ecclesiastical, and secular realms, is one of the finest collections of portable, sumptuous objects in the world. Selected objects are on display in the Byzantine Gallery and Courtyard Gallery.

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Byzantine Seals

by Prathmesh Mengane — last modified Jun 26, 2017 04:02 PM

An ongoing project to record the 17,000 Byzantine lead seals held by Dumbarton Oaks and publish them online. Browse the collection, learn about sigillography, and download tools to introduce sigillography to students.

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Digitized Rare Books

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 14, 2017 01:36 PM

A selection of titles in the Rare Book Collection have been digitized.

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Ephemera Collection

Ephemera Collection

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 25, 2017 09:10 AM

The Ephemera Collection consists of a variety of materials related to the Byzantine and Pre-Columbian cultures and to worldwide gardens and landscapes that provide an alternative, popular cultural perspective on the academic research fields at Dumbarton Oaks.

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Garden Archaeology

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2017 12:33 PM

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Garden Archives

Garden Archives

by katyv — last modified Jun 26, 2017 12:10 AM

The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives makes publicly available over six thousand individual pieces of correspondence, drawings, and photographs. These original materials have been supplemented by histories of the garden areas, biographies of individuals and firms, and sections on contemporary art installations.

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Hagiography Database

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2017 12:31 PM

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Library and Special Collections Resources

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 06, 2017 09:56 AM

Resources for scholars in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies

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Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 25, 2017 09:00 AM

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired the first manuscript for the museum in 1939. Over the years, the holdings have come to include four Greek manuscripts, one Georgian manuscript, three illuminated leaves from Greek manuscripts, one illustrated leaf from an Armenian manuscript, and four papyrus fragments with Greek writing.

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Manuscripts-on-Microfilm Database

by Deborah Elizabeth Brown — last modified Jun 25, 2017 09:01 AM

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library holds almost two thousand microfilm rolls that are reproductions of medieval and early modern manuscripts, the originals of which are held in institutions around the world. This database allows researchers to search for specific manuscripts represented within the collection.

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Middle East Garden Traditions

Middle East Garden Traditions

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 26, 2017 07:11 AM

This web-based research tool offers selected catalogues, glossaries, and bibliographies on Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Ottoman, Mughal, North African, and Safavid gardens from the eighth century to the present.

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New Titles

by Michael K. Sohn — last modified Jul 05, 2017 04:27 PM

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Pre-Columbian Collection

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 01:23 PM

The Pre-Columbian Collection includes objects created during three thousand years of history in Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Intermediate Area of Latin America. Its holdings of over seven hundred objects include stone sculpture, ceramics, architectural panels, small metal objects, and textiles. Selected objects are on display in the Pre-Columbian Pavilion designed by Philip Johnson.

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