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Epiphany: Backstory, News Coverage and Papal Images of the Congolese Embassy to Rome in 1608

Date
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Time
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Epiphany: Backstory, News Coverage and Papal Images of the Congolese Embassy to Rome in 1608

The Congo was the first sub-Saharan African country to be Christianized after the advent of the Portuguese in the late fifteenth century, and contacts between the papacy and the Congo were relatively common from then on. But although many ambassadors from the Congo travelled to Lisbon, no indigenous Congolese ambassador made it to Rome until the early seventeenth century. This lecture will examine the history of this triangular relationship, and analyze the media frenzy that greeted Ne-Vunda’s arrival in Rome, his death in Rome during the night preceding January 6, 1608, and his memorialization by Pope Paul V and later popes. Please join Dr. Kate Lowe, Professor of Renaissance History and Culture at Queen Mary, University of London, for this engaging and enlightening program.

Add to Calendar 01-06-2013 14:00:00 01-06-2013 15:00:00 15 Epiphany: Backstory, News Coverage and Papal Images of the Congolese Embassy to Rome in 1608 The Congo was the first sub-Saharan African country to be Christianized. However, it wasn’t until the early seventeenth century that an indigenous Congolese ambassador, Ne-Vunda, personally visit Rome. This lecture will examine the media frenzy that greeted Ne-Vunda’s arrival in Rome, his death in Rome, and his memorialization by Pope Paul V and later popes. Please join University of London Professor Dr. Kate Lowe for this engaging and enlightening program. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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