Sacred Fragments: Magic, Mystery, and Religion in the Ancient World

October 22, 2002 – March 16, 2003

This exhibition focused on the religious practices of the ancient Mediterranean world and the modern challenges in piecing together an accurate picture of classical religion from surviving material fragments.

Featuring Greek, Roman, and Early Christian antiquities from the Smart Museum's permanent collection and loans of prints and illustrated books from Renaissance and Baroque Europe, this exhibition examined the religious life of things, both in their ancient contexts and in modern attempts to interpret them.