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AH 222 Byzantine Art (Rose)

Welcome AH 222

Class Example

Processional Cross

Date: ca. 1000–1050

Culture: Byzantine

Medium: Silver, silver-gilt

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Welcome Art History 222

Welcome to the online version for AH 222 Byzantine Art Library Instruction. My name is Lisa Thornell and I am a Reference Librarian here at Fairfield University. I'll be assisting you by pointing to the best choices within the library for doing your research on your final project. 

Feel free to come back throughout the semester for help remembering where to go within the library's resources to find good choices for your research.

If you need any further assistance, please contact me. Information is underneath my picture --->

Getting Started

Once you have selected your object, you will need to research your work of art to gain knowledge on its date, function, medium, imagery. To help you learn about the object it is helpful to ask yourself several questions, such as:

  • What is the function of your object? *you may need to use reference sources to determine this
  • What is it the medium or material? *use the guide to learn more about similar objects made with the same material around the same time
  • What geographic area did my object originate from? *check the Met's Heilbrunn Timeline and view the historical information tab in this guide to see suggested print and online sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • How/where could the object have been used? *view the Historical Information tab in this guide
  • What is a comparable space? *view the Art & Architecture tab in this guide
  • Are there similar objects to compare it to? *view the Images tab in this guide to use ARTstor or the Art & Architecture tab

After you come up with your questions, make note of the keywords. It is also helpful to review the information provided on your object from the museum's website, if available, and look for keywords to help conduct your search.

Now you are ready to start using the tabs in this guide to find sources. The types of materials that you need to find for this assignment include print and online reference materials, books, and peer-reviewed articles. 

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