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  • Recarving of Roman portraits in Late Antiquityby M. Prusac

    BRILL 2010; US$ 226.00

    This book is based on an investigation of more than five hundred recarved portraits. It includes analyses of different recarving methods, some of which can be attributed to geographically localised workshops. The different recarving methods have made it possible to suggest classifiable categories, which together underpin a hypothesis that the late-antique... more...

  • Roman Portraits in Contextby Jane Fejfer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    No other monumental art form was so widely disseminated throughout the Roman Empire as the portrait statue, and its impact on city life was crucial. By combining a wide socio-historical perspective with a close reading of individual images, their setting, and their inscribed texts, this book suggests how to read the meaning of portraits, even the ones... more...

  • Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performanceby Alessandra Gilibert

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs ? an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production of such an array of monumental images ever start? This volume explores how Syro-Hittite monumental art was used as a powerful... more...

  • Statues in Roman Societyby Peter Stewart

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 74.99

    Statues were everywhere in the Roman world. They served as objects of cult, honours to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the dead. Combining close attention to individual Roman texts and images with an unprecedented broad perspective on this remarkable phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the impact which all kinds of statuary had on... more...

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