Glenn Peers is a professor of art history at Syracuse University.

From Africa to Byzantium, and back again

Trade and cultural exchange meant that the iconographical traditions of East Africa and Byzantium had much in common

2 Feb 2024
Pyxis (c. 950–975), Córdoba. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

When it came to art, the religions of medieval Spain had a lot in common

Christianity, Judaism and Islam shared a visual language on the Iberian peninsula – but it was a fragile balance at the best of times

22 Dec 2021

Medieval Jerusalem comes to life in this mesmerising show

Expansive, near encyclopaedic within its limits, and very beautiful, this exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum is not to be missed

10 Dec 2016