Ani Cathedral lecture to focus on sculpture and inscriptions

Ani Cathedral in Armenia

Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University Department of Art History and Architecture chair and Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel associate professor, will give a virtual presentation on “Ani Cathedral, its Sculpture, and its Inscriptions Revisited” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 on Zoom.

Building on recent discoveries of the frescoes in the sanctuary, the lecture gives an overview of the building with a focus on architecture, inscriptions, and sculpture of the exterior.

Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University Department of Art History and Architecture chair and Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel associate professor
Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University Department of Art History and Architecture chair and Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel associate professor.

Maranci graduated from Princeton University with a dissertation on Medieval Armenian Architecture in Historiography: Josef Strzygowski and his Legacy. She is the author of The Art of Armenia: An Introduction and Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia.

The presentation is part of the Fall 2020 Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program and is supported by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

For more information about the lecture please contact the Armenian Studies Program at (559) 278-2669.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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