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Part of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Date: mid-10th centuryAccession Number: 17.190.44
Date: ca. 1000–1050Accession Number: 1993.163
Date: ca. 1100Accession Number: 2007.286
Date: 1080–1150Accession Number: 1997.235
Date: early 9th centuryAccession Number: 17.190.715a, b
Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette (French, Cauffry 1753–1839 Paris)
Date: ca. 1050–1100 (cameo); ca. 1800 (frame)Accession Number: 2007.445
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Within the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries, the Apse Gallery exhibits religious works of art from the middle and late Byzantine periods.
Visitors enter the gallery through an evocation of a templon, the barrier that separates the sanctuary of the Byzantine church from the congregation. On view are the exquisite Jaharis Gospel Lectionary; ivory, cloisonné enamel, and painted icons; crosses and cross reliquaries; and objects made for use in the church. Also showcased are ivories and metalwork created in the early Medieval West, under Carolingian and Ottonian rulers as well as the Vikings.
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