Today’s free book is a detailed description of part of the British Museum’s collection relating to early Christian and Byzantine studies. It brings together material from different collections in a way that would not be possible in the Museum itself. The book contains 15 plates, a sketch-map and 105 illustrations.
My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.
British Museum, A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantime Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities, 2nd edn. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1921. Pbk. pp.191. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]
Table of Contents
- List of Plates
- List of Illustrations in the Text
- General Survey
- Geographical Distribution
- Influences and Development of Christian Art
- Historical Survey
- Special Sections
- Early Christianity in Britain
- The atacombs, and Early Christian Iconography
- Churches and Their Contents
- The Arts
- Copts and Abyssinians
- The Greek Church
- Heresies, and Gnosticism
- Description of Cases, etc.
- Table Cases
- Objects in Other Parts of the Museum
Main image: Byzantine Ivory Panel: The Death of Jacob, op. page 64.