*Cancelled* Art History Illustrated
“Mystic Bulls and Talking Snakes: The Art of Late Antique Mystery Cults”
Thursday, March 24, 2022
*This month’s Art History Illustrated program has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date for “Mystic Bulls and Talking Snakes: The Art of Late Antique Mystery Cults” with presenter Brenda Edgar, and thank you for your understanding!
Christianity first developed as one of many popular mystery religions that burgeoned all over the diverse Later Roman Empire. Let’s study the ones that didn’t make it, including the worship of the militaristic bull-slayer Mithras, the bizarre cult of Glycon the talking snake, and many others.
Our Art History Illustrated talk series is held the third* Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m., and is presented by Associate Professor Brenda Edgar of the Fine Art Department at Jefferson Community and Technical College, in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Art & History.
*This month’s program will be held on the fourth Thursday.
Image: The Hand of Sabazius, bronze, 3rd century AD, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.