Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Exhibition: Icons from Sinai
Another review of the Holy Image, Hallowed Ground exhibition, which opened at the Getty yesterday, accompanied by a photograph of the lovely 6th century icon of Saint Peter the Apostle: "In the shadow of the rugged Mount Sinai in Egypt lies Saint Catherine's, the world’s oldest continuously operating Christian monastery, established in the sixth century. Artistic treasures from this ancient site will travel to Los Angeles for Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center, November 14, 2006–March 4, 2007. The exhibition offers an unprecedented look at some of the oldest surviving icons from the Byzantine world, and provides rare insight into monastic life, past and present, at the remote, historic monastery."

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