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Erik Yingling

Erik Yingling

Art History
M.A.R., Yale Divinity School (Liturgical Studies)
B.A., Brigham Young University (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)

About

Erik Yingling is a PhD candidate studying medieval and late ancient art, whose current focus is Egypt during the Roman and Byzantine periods. He is attracted to this area as it casts a wide and inclusive net upon Mediterranean visual culture, bringing together Christian, Greco-Roman, and native Egyptian traditions, while witnessing the transformation from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Yingling’s interdisciplinary training in the history of art, the ancient Near East, and Christian liturgy set the stage for such inquiries. He has published or presented on topics ranging from the animation of images on late antique tunics to Stanford’s mummy coffin, Coptic inscriptions and parchments, and an incense burner whose visual program blends Christology with astrology.