Jesus at NYU

This Friday, the earliest known images of Christ, from the year 240, go on view in New York for the first time, and they aren’t where you might expect them to be. They are part of a remarkable exhibition at the relatively obscure N.Y.U. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, a jewel-box of a museum on East 84th Street whose mission, according to exhibitions director Dr. Jennifer Chi, is “to break down preconceived notions of antiquity.”

And furthermore-

“Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos” does so with a vengeance, in presenting 77 objects from an excavation in Syria that fundamentally altered the understanding of art, culture and religion in the ancient world.

With thanks to Chuck Jones on FB for the tip.

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4 thoughts on “Jesus at NYU

  1. The Childhood of Jesus 21 Sep 2011 at 2:52 am

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  2. arenmaeir 21 Sep 2011 at 3:26 am

    The title of the picture that you posted said it was a female face. Are you suggesting that Jesus was a woman???
    After all, Rosenberg and Blum (“The Book of J”) believe that “J” was a woman…


    • Jim 21 Sep 2011 at 5:20 am

      shes just random decoration…


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