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Belting, Hans. Hans Belting research papers and photographs, circa 1960s-1980s: Finding Aid

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS.BZ.002
Repository: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Hans Belting research papers and photographs
Date(s): circa 1960s-1980s
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language of materials: German

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The department first received materials in this collection in 2002 from Hans Belting.

Processing Information:

The collection was processed by former ICFA staff members (date unknown). The finding aid was revised by Rona Razon in October 2010.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the collection is unrestricted. It is available for research purposes. Appointment is required for access because researcher space is limited: http://www.doaks.org/icfa-appointment-request-form. For research queries, contact the staff of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (icfa@doaks.org).

Conditions Governing Use:

Photographs are for research and study purposes only.

Preferred Citation:

Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1960s-1980s, MS.BZ.002, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials

Oral History Interview Transcript, Dumbarton Oaks Archives, May 8, 2008. http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/dumbarton-oaks-archives/oral-history-project/hans-belting.

Biographical Note

A German art historian and a theorist of medieval and Renaissance art. He was a Visiting Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1969-1970, and 1972-1973, as well as a Senior Fellow in 1984-1985. Belting also received a Dumbarton Oaks project grant to research pre-14th century Byzantine icons and inspect icons in Greece and Italy between 1985 and 1987.



This collection consists of two series. Series I represents more extensive research by Hans Belting, including significant documentation accompanied by photographs of particular manuscripts. Series 2 is a less processed collection of photographs with occasional notes.

Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A majority of the notes and correspondence are in German. Collection includes an Addendum, which contains a project report outline, "Byzantine Icon and the West," 1985-1987.

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Additional Index Terms

Manuscript illumination
Palaiologan period
Byzantine manuscript illumination
Middle Byzantine
Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD
Belting, Hans, 1935-