Mangieri to discuss vase related to Eleusinian Mysteries
Dr. Anthony Mangieri, assistant professor in the Department of Art, will explore the Eleusinian Mysteries during a public lecture scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. “Makron and the Secrets of Eleusis: The Art of Dress in Greek Vase-Painting” will be held at 6 p.m. in the DiStefano Lecture Hall.
Mangieri will discuss an ancient Greek vase from the 5th century B.C. by an artist named Makron. The vase depicts a subject related to the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most important mystery cult for the ancient Greeks. In particular, Mangieri will look at Makron’s decoration of dress and how the artist uses it to tell the cult myth of the Eleusinian Mysteries, to imagine a visual cosmology and to model the religious experience of revelation.
Mangieri holds a Ph.D. in the history of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture from Emory University.