Friday 23rd January, 5.30pm
Gabor Kosa, ELTE University, Budapest
Judgement after Death: the Manichaean cosmology painting
The first part of this talk will explore the role of visuality in Manichaeism, as well as the relationship between Mānī’s Picture-book and the newly identified Chinese ʻCosmology painting’. The second part summarizes the most fundamental Manichaean notions of the post-mortem judgement of the human soul. The third part will offer a novel interpretation of the judgement scene in the Cosmology painting, comparing it with the iconography of the ʻTen Kings of Hell’ tradition.
Dr. Gábor Kósa is currently Eurias Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge. He is a faculty member at the Department of Chinese Studies in the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest.
All welcome. Refreshments from 5pm.
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