Morey held the firm belief that underlying the whole history of medieval art was a need to know and understand the history and evolution of iconographical themes and concepts which he believed could then be used to distinguish and localize the schools of Early Christian art more reliably than could style, since Greco-Roman art showed so much uniformity (Smyth 1993,115). A group of volunteers painstakingly began to record every significant detail of every work of art for which they could obtain an illustration and which was dated to before A.D. 700. The Index has, since its foundation, extended the period under study to include works up to A.D. 1400. More recently, with the project to catalogue the entire holdings of the Morgan Library, New York, we have extended, yet again, the terminus date of the archive to the middle of the sixteenth century.
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The History of Early Christian ArtEarly Christian Art and religious iconography began, about two centuries after the death of Jesus Christ. Early Christian Art and religious iconography was originally based on the classical art styles and imagery used by the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans. In the period encompassing Medieval art iconography began to be standardised and to relate more closely to the texts found in the Bible and became the basis for many of the images found in Early Christian Art