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Jennifer L. Ball


Location: 5111 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5181
Fax: 718.951.4728

Jennifer L. Ball teaches Byzantine, medieval and Islamic art. She is currently writing a book: "Byzantine Silk in the World" and also editing a volume on Byzantine Dress. In 2019, with a team of textile historians and conservators, she completed a catalogue raisonne of The Dumbarton Oaks Textile Collection. Her work has also appeared in Dumbarton Oaks Papers, The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, and several exhibition catalogues, among other places. She is the 2016 recipient of the Claire Tow Distinguished Teacher award. Her research interests include portraits, dress and textiles, especially her 2006 book Byzantine Dress: Representations of Secular Dress in Eighth- to Twelfth-century Painting (Palgrave). She is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters.

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