The Benaki Museum Collections
Five Continents 2011
Paperback 232pp Illustrated 283x240mm
9788874395750   Product Code: 20013
The catalogue of an exhibition of ecclesiastical art, Relics of the Past: Treasures of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Population Exchange, this volume underlines the cultural importance of religious artefacts. Essays on the displacement of Christian populations in the Aegean, Black Sea and Anatolian regions following the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne accompany detailed commentaries on 76 artefacts, including crosses, icons and liturgical vessels and vestments, taken by the refugees as they left their homelands. Texts in English and French.