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Public lecture by Dr. Andrea Pülz, Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

11.02.2019

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum (NAIM-BAS) is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Andrea Pülz, Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (www.oeai.at).

The lecture titled “Byzantine Crosses from Ephesos. Iconography, Technology, Material Analyses“ will be held in the Board Hall of NAIM-BAS, Sofia, 1 Atanas Burov Square (opposite the Bulgarian presidency building) on 13 February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 5.00 pm.

The group of crosses known from Ephesos and its environment contains around 100 objects, mainly made of non-ferrous metals, in some cases silver, lead and mother-of-pearl. The crosses were predominantly cast and subsequently post-processed and engraved afterwards. Due to the process of manufacture, they can be assigned to the group of serial productions. While in the early Byzantine period, small cross pendants were popular, from the 9th century onwards mostly reliquary crosses were found.

The main focus of the lecture will be on the connections between iconography, manufacturing technology and the results of the material analyses.

Dr. Pülz has a diploma in classical archeology and combination of different disciplines (Pre- and Early History, Ancient History, and History) from the University of Vienna. PhD in 2003. Since 1997 research work in Ephesos, focus on small finds. The research on the gold objects from the Artemision in Ephesos has led to a monograph in the publication series “Forschungen in Ephesos” (vol. XII, 5) in 2009. From 2007 to 2009 analysis of the Byzantine gold jewellery in the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz/Germany (RGZM) The publication is in press. From 2011 to 2016 head of the project: Byzantine small finds and their workshops in Ephesus financed by the FWF. The results will be presented likewise in the form of a monograph in the series: “Forschungen in Ephesos” and are in press. Published already in 2017 was a guide on selected jewellery objects of the Byzantine era in the Ephesos Museum Selçuk. Since 2017 scientific member of the staff of the Austrian Archaeological Institute/Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna with the field of activity: Byzantine small finds and jewellery made of metal and bone as well as Roman metal finds from Ephesos in the Antikensammlung of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Also responsible since 2017 for processing the small finds made of wood and metal from the Coptic monastery in Deir-el Bachit/Egypt, which is part of a FWF-DFG-cooperation project positioned at the IKant/ÖAW.

More information about Dr. Andrea Pülz can be found here (https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/oeai/institute/team/head-office-vienna/puelz-andrea/).