Mirror at the Gate: Greek Buddhist and Christian Art and Archaeology

Mirror at the Gate: Greek Buddhist and Christian Art and Archaeology
Sponsored by Springfield Museums
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Location:
Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
United States

http://www.springfieldmuseums.org

Mirror at the Gate: Greek Buddhist and Christian Art and Archaeology

Joseph A.P. Wilson, PhD, Fairfield University, Connecticut

Early Greek-Buddhist art and artifacts of Central Asia appear remarkably similar to early Christian art and artifacts of the Middle East. This presentation will present material connections between these neighboring regions during Late Antiquity. Eastern and Western religions were not entirely distinct. Political turmoil of the late Roman Empire spurred migration between these ancient cultures which deeply influenced the artistic traditions of both.

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