The Key to the Brescia Casket: Typology and the Early Christian Imagination

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he elusive rationale for the Brescia Casket, an ivory reliquary carved in northern Italy ca. 390, has long tantalized scholars. In The Key to the Brescia Casket , Dr. Catherine Brown Tkacz reveals that the secret to its meaning lies in exegetical typology--the interpretation of Old Testament people and events as prefiguring the Messiah. Typology, Tkacz argues, underlies the sophisticated program of the ivory box, which features an unusually full depiction of the Passion. Among the fifty-nine carvings on the Brescia ...

The Key to the Brescia Casket: Typology and the Early Christian Imagination 2002, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268012311

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The Key to the Brescia Casket: Typology and the Early Christian Imagination 2002, University of Notre Dame Press

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