Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Hendrik W. Dey

Second Advisor

Cynthia J. Hahn

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis investigates the 513 Clementinus Diptych and the 540 Justinus Diptych and their disruption of the secular and masculine character of consular diptychs through the inclusion of Christian symbolism, a cross and an image of Christ, and medallion portraits of the empresses Ariadne and Theodora, respectively.



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