The Influence of Medieval Christian Liturgy on Architecture

Priest receiving communion before altar (detail), Master of the Church Fathers’ Border, The Mass of Saint Gregory, late 15th century, metalcut with traces of hand-coloring; second state, 13 7/8 x 19 15/16 in (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) By Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman / 08.08.2015 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Religious Studies University of St.[…]

Meet the Dogs with OCD

Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too? By Shayla Love / 06.25.2017 Curiously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance. He’s a stocky three-year-old, mostly slate grey, with a white stripe on his head and a pink splotch on his[…]

Ancient Etruscan Bucchero

Terracotta kantharos (vase), 7th century B.C.E., Etruscan, terracotta, 18.39 cm high (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) By Dr. Jeffrey A. Becker / 12.09.2015 Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies Binghamton University Bucchero, a distinctly black, burnished ceramic ware, is often considered the signature ceramic fabric of the Etruscans, an indigenous, pre-Roman people of the Italian peninsula. The[…]

An Introduction to Ancient Greek Vase Painting

Niobid Painter, Niobid Krater, Attic red-figure calyx-krater, c. 460-450 B.C.E., 54 x 56 cm (Musée du Louvre) By Dr. Renee M. Gondek / 09.09.2016 Adjunct Professor of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion University of Mary Washington Useful for scholars Pottery is virtually indestructible. Though it may break into smaller pieces (called sherds), these would have to be manually ground[…]