Dr. Anne McClanan


About Dr. Anne McClanan

Dr. Anne McClanan teaches western and Byzantine medieval art as well as art history methodology as a Professor at Portland State University in Oregon. She published a book analyzing Byzantine empresses and edited an anthology on Iconoclasm (published as well in Chinese translation) and another anthology on the material culture of sex, procreation and marriage.


Panel with a Griffin, 1250–1300, made in Greece or the Balkans (possibly), marble, 59.7 x 52.1 x 6.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A panel with a Griffin (a lion and an eagle — the king of birds and the king of animals — combined).

Byzantine Griffin Panel



David Composing the Psalms, from the Paris Psalter, c. 900 C.E. 14-1/8 x 10-1/4" / 36 x 26 cm (Bibliothèque nationale de France) detail
Large and lavish, the images in this manuscript revived the classical style for medieval church use.

The Paris Psalter