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Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1939-1966 (ICFA)

  • MS.BZ.005
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1966

Sirarpie Der Nersessian was one of the pioneers of Armenian-Byzantine art history. She established the methodology for the study of Armenian illuminated manuscripts and incorporated Armenian art into the scope of Byzantine art history. Over the co...

Der Nersessian, Sirarpie

Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s

  • PH.BZ.006
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1959

Assembled by Biebel around 1955, the albums include photographs, plans, and documentary information on floor mosaics from Byzantium and the West. It also includes one album of coptic textiles. The most extensive coverage is of the Gerasa (Jerash) ...

Biebel, Franklin M. (Franklin Matthews)

Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs of Istanbul and Turkey, 1935-1945

  • PH.BZ.010
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 1945

The collection includes 544 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene) from 1935 to 1945. Additionally, 124 photographs of contact sheets found in th...

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Henry Maguire and Ann Terry Poreč Archive, 1990s-2000s

  • MS.BZ.015
  • Collection
  • 1990 - 2009

The collection documents Maguire and Terry's study of the mosaics at the Eufrasiana Basilica in Poreč, Croatia, which they conducted over three campaigns in 1997, 1999, and 2000.

Maguire, Henry

Edward Eliopoulos Photographs of Mani, Greece, 1958-1980

  • PH.BZ.019
  • Collection
  • 1958 - 1980

The collection comprises 199 photographic prints by Edward Eliopoulos documenting Byzantine churches in Mani, Greece. Eliopoulos produced black and white photographs and color slides during his frequent visits to Mani between 1958 and 1980. Includ...

Eliopoulos, Edward

Arthur Kingsley Porter Photographs of Architecture and Manuscripts, 1980s

  • PH.BZ.007
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1989

Selections from Porter's photograph collection at Harvard that Porter took and compiled in the early 20th century. These duplicate photographs depict Byzantine and Medieval architecture, wall paintings, and sculpture from Egypt, France, Greece, Is...

Porter, Arthur Kingsley

Black and White Mounted Photograph Collection

  • PH.BZ.001
  • Collection

The collection includes over 75,000 mounted black and white photographic prints of Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology, its bulk being from the fourth through the fifteenth century, along with corresponding negatives where available. The ...

Dumbarton Oaks

Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

  • MS.BZ.013
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1966

The bulk of the collection consists of Thomas Whittemore’s teaching materials, correspondence, printed materials (e.g., books, playbills, and pamphlets), and photographs, which were created between the late 1800s and 1950s. The items are related ...

Whittemore, Thomas

Hayford Peirce Research Papers and Photographs, 1883-1946

  • MS.BZ.008
  • Collection
  • 1883 - 1946

Peirce’s papers consist almost entirely of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and drawings. This collection of research materials reflects his broad interest in Early Christian and Middle Byzantine art. The majority of the collection a...

Peirce, Hayford

Kurt Weitzmann Photographs of Manuscripts, 1980s-1990s

  • PH.BZ.008
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1999

Duplicate photographs of Greek manuscripts, Latin manuscripts, and ancient book illuminations originally compiled by Kurt Weitzmann throughout his career from the early 1930s to the 1980s.

Weitzmann, Kurt

Index of Christian Art, 1917-present

  • PH.BZ.003
  • Collection
  • 1917 -

A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects, primarily before 1400 CE. This Index records works of art depicting a Christian theme or context, in seventeen different media, including manuscripts, metalwork, sculpt...

Morey, Charles Rufus

Corpus of Early Christian and Byzantine Silver, 1981-1986

  • MS.BZ.020
  • Collection
  • 1981 - 1986

The collection documents approximately 1,500 Byzantine silver vessels and utensils produced for liturgical and domestic use between 300 and 1453 CE within the geographical boundaries of the Roman and Byzantine empires (as known, ca. 1985). Silver ...

Diebold, William

Dumbarton Oaks Research Archive, ca. 1940s

  • MS.BZ.018
  • Collection

In the academic year of 1941-1942, Dumbarton Oaks initiated two research projects (or a research program)—"Fontes" and "Archives of Byzantine Art" (also known as "Archives" or "Research Archives")—that was initially supervised by Wilhelm Koehler (...

Friend, Albert Mathias, Jr.

Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1960s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.002
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1989

The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A major...

Belting, Hans