About: Ashton Prigge

I'm a second-year undergraduate student at UCLA currently studying art history. After taking Professor Sharon Gerstel’s Byzantine art seminar, I have been completely captivated by the power and splendor of the Byzantine Empire. Outside of academia, I adore my morning coffee and a leisurely brunch.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Curators’ Choice: Byzantine Treasures

Pectoral Cross / Greek
Photo © Benaki Museum, Athens

Four treasures not to miss when you visit the Byzantine art exhibition at the Getty Villa. More»

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      Wanna manna?

      God rained down manna (bread from heaven) on Moses and the hungry Israelites on their journey out of Egypt. 

      Described as white “like coriander seed” and tasting “like wafers made with honey,” manna was both physical and spiritual nourishment and a sign that God was watching over the Jews.

      In this image, the Israelites around Moses bend down to hurriedly collect manna, which the Bible says melted in the sunlight.


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