Posts tagged "Art History"

Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome by Molly M. Lindner

Cover of Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome by Molly M. Lindner

Art historian and University of Michigan graduate Molly M. Lindner discusses the Vestal Virgins, priestesses who were among the most honored women of ancient Rome. At the heart of the book is a catalog of the surviving sculpture portraits of the Vestals. Lindner discusses how the sculptures can tell us more about the Vestals than written evidence can, and she writes about the Vestals' influence on other Roman women.

Announcing Icons of Sinai Photographs Online

Saint Gabriel painted on panel

The 1956-65 expeditions to Mount Sinai by art historians George Forsyth of the University of Michigan and Kurt Weitzmann of Princeton University offer a rich trove of color photographs from the Monastery of Saint Catherine's icon collection. The Princeton University Visual Resources Collection has recently put 1,200 of these images online and will be adding another 2,000.