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The Trophies of the Martyrs: An Art Historical Study of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries Galit Noga-Banai

The Trophies of the Martyrs: An Art Historical Study of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries

Galit Noga-Banai

Published July 15th 2008
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Kindle Edition
300 pages
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 About the Book 

In this pioneering study, the first of its kind, Galit Noga-Banai analyses silver reliquaries decorated with Christian figurative themes. She offers a clearer and more detailed picture of the beginnings of the cult of relics, which were an essential asset to the Church in its establishment of pilgrimage centres and local hagiographic heritage sites, first in Italy and later in other places around Europe and North Africa. At the same time, Noga-Banai highlights the identity of the objects as portable art, treating the reliquaries as visual historical testimonies. The book is illustrated with nearly 100 finely reproduced drawings and photographs.