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  • Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    the museum The manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection available as digital facsimiles are listed below along with links to high resolution images provided by Harvard Page Delivery Service the HOLLIS catalog records and further information on the museum website Gospel Lectionary Dumbarton Oaks Manuscript One Acc No BZ 1939 12 Gospel lectionaries compiled episodes from the life of Christ not in natural narrative order but in the order they were read according to the liturgical calendar beginning with Easter One intriguing aspect of this manuscript is that there is a radical change between folios 41 and 42 from the more common columns to a text block in the shape of a cross a form known only in a handful of surviving lectionary manuscripts Digital facsimile Table of lections High resolution images HOLLIS record Further information Psalter and New Testament Dumbarton Oaks Manuscript Three Acc No BZ 1962 35 Compact manuscripts such as this one were primarily produced in the eleventh and twelfth centuries as expressions of personal piety Dumbarton Oaks MS 3 combining the Psalter Odes and New Testament in a single column is a luxurious generously illustrated book with much of the text written in gold It includes a table with dates for Easter for the years 1084 to 1101 and so can be dated with confidence to 1084 Digital facsimile High resolution images HOLLIS record Further information Gospels of Luke and John Dumbarton Oaks Manuscript Four Acc No BZ 1974 1 This Gospel book contains only Luke and John and so was perhaps part of a two volume set Scholars originally dated it to the latter twelfth century based on the style of the paintings More recent paleographical study has indicated that the text is written in an archaizing script of a kind that was current in the

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  • Athena Ruby Inscription Font — Dumbarton Oaks
    to join the Athena Ruby Google group Archival material pertaining to older typography at Dumbarton Oaks is available here Inscription fonts at Dumbarton Oaks In the early 1980s Nicolas Oikonomides developed a True Type font suitable for publishing seal inscriptions His 1986 study A Collection of Dated Byzantine Lead Seals published at Dumbarton Oaks was the first book to use this font later named Athena The font was groundbreaking It featured the ligatures abbreviations and variant letterforms characteristic of Byzantine seals The way the book was made was just as innovative Oikonomides prepared the entire volume on his Apple Macintosh 512 and generated camera ready copy on a laser printer only recently invented an unusual process in the mid 1980s His goal was to give sigillographers direct control over nuances in the typography to allow them for instance to choose variant letterforms and ligatures According to Oikonomides This new method does away with intermediate typings and retypings of the manuscript eliminates several proofreadings and ultimately saves time for the scholar and money for the publishing institution while producing an affordable book of an acceptable presentation The appearance of the book and the font inaugurated for Dumbarton Oaks an era of sigillographic publications most notably Studies in Byzantine Sigillography and Catalogue of Byzantine Seals which use Athena In the 1990s the Publications Department at Dumbarton Oaks developed other digital fonts suitable for books about numismatics and epigraphy Grierson Grierson Variants Coin Art Coin Greek and Coin Inscription All these fonts in both Mac and PC versions form the basis for Athena Ruby which supplants them Published Studies F Codine and G Sarah Du plomb au pixel Transcrire les légendes des monnaies du haut Moyen Âge Revue Numismatique 169 2012 261 77 J Kalvesmaki Introducing Athena Ruby Dumbarton Oaks New Font for

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  • Typography at Dumbarton Oaks — Dumbarton Oaks
    Collection and in the Whittemore Collection vol 1 Anastasius I to Maurice 491 602 Scan of original kept in the archives of the publications department of Dumbarton Oaks Dumbarton Oaks Coin Collection vol 1 hand drawn type designs supplement Supplement to the hand drawn type designs for A Bellinger Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection vol 1 Anastasius I to Maurice 491 602 Scan of original kept in the archives of the publications department of Dumbarton Oaks Dumbarton Oaks Coin Collection vol 2 hand drawn type designs supplement Hand drawn type designs for P Grierson Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection vol 2 Phocas to Theodosius III 602 717 Scan of original kept in the archives of the publications department of Dumbarton Oaks J J Augustin designs for numismatic marks Conspectus of type designs offered by the printer J J Augustin as of December 1972 for numismatic publications Scan of copy in the archives of the publications department of Dumbarton Oaks Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Athena Ruby Epigraphy Inscription Byzantine numismatics coins Greek Dumbarton Oaks Publications Archives Numismatics Seal

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  • 75 Years/75 Objects — Dumbarton Oaks
    Dumbarton Oaks Museum continues to collect in the spirit of its founders On view November 1 29 Curator s Tours November 6 and 20 2015 3 p m Reinterpreting Researchers are constantly learning about the past In some cases exciting new discoveries can transform old ways of thinking about objects places and even entire eras As a center for scholarship that brings together specialists in Byzantine Pre Columbian and Garden and Landscape studies Dumbarton Oaks stands at the forefront of reinterpreting and revisiting past cultures and historical periods On view December 3 January 3 2016 Curator s Tours December 4 and 18 2015 3 p m Conserving An ethical obligation of every museum is the preservation of the legacy entrusted to it Conservation work is crucial for maintaining a collection for generations to come A task once performed by artists conservation evolved in the twentieth century with the introduction of science to understand the causes and process of decay Today conservators aim to keep objects as close to their original condition as possible while reducing the rate of deterioration of a work of art On view January 5 31 Curator s Tours January 6 and 29 2016 3 p m Reuniting While much of art history concerns itself with exceptional or singular pieces many objects in museum collections were manufactured as pairs multiples and even serially produced artworks The objects in this exhibit have been reunited after following parallel or sometimes entirely divergent paths Their trajectories have brought them back together here after spending decades apart On view February 2 28 Curator s Tours February 5 and 19 2016 3 p m Pondering While some artworks came to the Dumbarton Oaks collections already extensively researched and published many more pieces entered the collection without much accompanying information raising the basic

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  • Special Exhibition Gallery — Dumbarton Oaks
    new and different perspectives on the collections These exhibitions are intended to enhance and complement the Permanent Exhibitions Special Exhibitions may be on view in the Museum s Special Exhibition Gallery as well as in the Bliss Gallery the Textile Gallery and the Orientation Gallery Now of View 75 Years 75 Objects September 8 2015 May 22 2016 February Rotation Reuniting While much of art history concerns itself with exceptional or singular pieces many objects in museum collections were manufactured as pairs multiples and even serially produced artworks The objects in this exhibit have been reunited after following parallel or sometimes entirely divergent paths Their trajectories have brought them back together here after spending decades apart On view February 2 28 Curator s Tours February 5 and 19 2016 3 p m Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Special Exhibition Gallery 75 Years 75 Objects Past Special Exhibitions Byzantine Galleries Pre Columbian Galleries House Collection Galleries Textile Gallery Orientation Gallery Rare Book Gallery and Reading Room Online Exhibitions Online Publications Museum Volunteer Opportunities Museum Shop Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

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  • Past Special Exhibitions — Dumbarton Oaks
    Impressions Body Art in the Ancient Americas October 1 2011 March 4 2012 Lasting Impressions Body Art in the Ancient Americas Read More Cross References March 26 2011 July 31 2011 Cross References Read More American Art at Dumbarton Oaks Selections from the House Collection October 26 2010 February 13 2011 American Art at Dumbarton Oaks Selections from the House Collection Read More Scattered Evidence Excavating Antioch on the Orontes April 7 2010 October 10 2010 Scattered Evidence Excavating Antioch on the Orontes Read More Flights of Fancy Birds in Pre Columbian Art October 1 2009 February 28 2010 Flights of Fancy Birds in Pre Columbian Art Read More Radiance Light in Byzantium April 7 2009 August 31 2009 Radiance Light in Byzantium Read More French Paintings at Dumbarton Oaks 1850 1910 Collecting the Unexpected November 25 2008 March 28 2009 French Paintings at Dumbarton Oaks 1850 1910 Collecting the Unexpected Read More The Collector s Microbe Mildred and Roberts Woods Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Collections April 15 2008 November 9 2008 The Collector s Microbe Mildred and Roberts Woods Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Collections Read More Indigenous Art of the Americas The Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre Columbian Art was first exhibited at the National Gallery of Art The initial 1947 exhibition was so popular with the public that it was extended in 1948 and 1950 and remained on view for 15 years Indigenous Art of the Americas Read More Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Special Exhibition Gallery 75 Years 75 Objects Past Special Exhibitions Drink and Prosper Inspiring Art The Dumbarton Oaks Birthing Figure Architectural Contrasts 50 Years of Pre Columbian Art Four

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  • Byzantine Galleries — Dumbarton Oaks
    Western Europe Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Courtyard and Gallery The Byzantine Collection comprises not only works of art from the Byzantine Empire 330 1453 CE but also from cultures that existed prior to it and contemporary with it in Western Europe Ancient Egypt Greece and the Roman Empire are among the notable predecessors of the Byzantine Empire and these are represented by sculpture ceramics metalwork and mosaics Objects of the ancient world are grouped into themes such as Revealing Bodies and Objects of Cult and Sacrifice These serve as a prelude to the presentation of Byzantine art which is arranged into major thematic units that include Icons Jewelry both secular and religious Ecclesiastical Silver and the Imperial Realm The Byzantine Collection occupies three rooms The Courtyard Gallery with collections of Greek and Roman art The Byzantine Gallery with collections of Byzantine art The Textile Gallery which also displays textiles from the Pre Columbian Collection Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Special Exhibition Gallery Byzantine Galleries Courtyard Gallery Byzantine Gallery Pre Columbian Galleries House Collection Galleries Textile Gallery Orientation Gallery Rare

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  • Pre-Columbian Galleries — Dumbarton Oaks
    in eight galleries in the Philip Johnson pavilion The exhibition begins with art from the Inka and Aztec Empires and subsequent galleries showcase the art of different regions of Latin America from Central Mexico to the Central Andes An introductory gallery leading up to the exhibition offers general information about Pre Columbian cultures including a map timeline and illustrated text Visitors to these galleries have a view of the outside patio and gardens The Pre Columbian World Introductory Gallery Inka and Aztec Art Gallery VIII Central Mexican Art Gallery I Art from the Gulf Coast of Mexico Gallery II Maya Art Galleries III and IV Art from the Intermediate Area Gallery V Northern Andean Art Gallery VI Central Andean Art Gallery VII The Textile Gallery which also displays textiles from the Byzantine Collection Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Special Exhibition Gallery Byzantine Galleries Pre Columbian Galleries The Pre Columbian World Inka and Aztec Art Central Mexican Art Art from the Gulf Coast of Mexico Maya Art Art from the Intermediate Area Northern Andean Art Central Andean Art House

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