Doxiadis (ed), Facing Eternity (2019)
Peter Abbs, Judith Herrin, Thomas F. Mathews, Dorothy J. Thompson et al, Facing Eternity. From the Fayum Portraits to the Early Christian Icons, Euphrosyne Doxiadis, Rosemary Tzanaki (eds), (Vikelaia Municipal Library of Heraklion, Heraklion, 2019)
The Fayum portraits are the link between Ancient Greek portrait painting and Early Christian art. Many of these beautiful and expressive paintings were displayed at the exhibition From the Fayum Portraits to the Beginnings of Byzantine Icon Painting, held in Heraklion, Crete in May-June 1998 and accompanied by a symposium. Three updated papers from the symposium are presented here, together with two texts first published in Greek in the exhibition catalogue. The book is fully illustrated with portraits and icons. (From the publisher)
Contents: Preface. Foreword. Introduction, Euphrosyne Doxiadis. A Fayum Portrait, Peter Abbs. With the ancient monuments and the contemporary sorrow, Apostolos Doxiadis. Isidora I. Isidora II. The Family in Graeco-Roman Egypt, Dorothy J. Thompson. A Portrait of Artemidorus, Peter Abbs. The Corpus of Late Antique Icons and their Relevance to the Origins of Early Christian Icons, Thomas F. Mathews. Epigram for Fortunate. The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium, Judith Herrin.
Notes on Contributors. List of Plates. Acknowledgements. Index. Total pages 322 (20.5 x 14) hard cover.