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Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis

Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis

Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Isis Studies, Boulogne-sur-Mer, October 13-15, 2011

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004278273
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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“The Egyptian gods” mattered greatly to many kings, emperors, cities and elites in the Hellenistic and Roman world. Power, politics & the cults of Isis provides the first overview of this important phenomenon and shows how this happened, and why.

Luxus

Luxus

The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

  • Author: Kenneth Lapatin
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606064223
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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In contrast to other histories of ancient art that typically privilege well-preserved works of ceramics or stone, Luxus offers an integrated contextual analysis of artifacts fashioned from a wide variety of luxury materials, which survive in far greater number than is typically supposed. These include gold and silver, semiprecious hard stones, and organic materials, such as ivory, fine woods, amber, pearl, coral, and textiles. Examining some of the finest surviving examples of ancient craftsmanship, renowned expert Kenneth Lapatin approaches objects in these diverse media from a variety of viewpoints, providing a valuable model for a more pluralistic approach to visual culture with the greater goal of reinvigorating the study of ancient art and society. As its title implies, Luxus is richly illustrated, containing over 200 images of superb works located in collections throughout the world. Each plate is accompanied by extensive documentation and discursive commentary. An introductory chapter explores the ideologies and uses of the luxury arts in ancient Greece and Rome, considers ancient debates about their value, and traces their decline in modern historiography. The book then goes on to address a broad range of luxury goods, such as intaglios, cameos, vessels, and statuettes, providing a full and multifaceted account of luxury in the ancient world.

Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality

Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality

  • Author: Lena Larsson Lovén,Agneta Strömberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443822973
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 225
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The papers in this volume were among the contributions presented at an international symposium, Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality, which was held at the Swedish Institute in Rome in October 2006. The symposium was held under the aegis of ARACHNE—the Nordic network for women’s history and gender studies in Antiquity. The study of ancient marriage has been largely the province of historians working with texts, and the result of this was an emphasis on elite marriages discussed by the male writers of the upper classes and on laws pertaining to marriage. Neither area has been exhausted, as several essays in this new international collection indicate, but the balance among the papers reveals the shift in focus. Along with innovative readings of authors from Livy to Porphyry, we find examinations of demographic and contractual evidence as well as inscriptions and visual imagery. Among the contributors to the volume are: Pauline Schmitt Pantel, Judith Evans Grubbs, Ray Laurence, Marjatta Nielsen and Mary Harlow.

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings: Greek and Etruscan

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings: Greek and Etruscan

  • Author: Ashmolean Museum,John Boardman,Marie-Louise Vollenweider
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198131953
  • Category: Gems
  • Page: 122
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Life in the Limes

Life in the Limes

Studies of the people and objects of the Roman frontiers

  • Author: Rob Collins,Frances McIntosh
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782972544
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Lindsay Allason-Jones has been at the forefront of small finds and Roman frontier research for 40 years in a career focussed on, but not exclusive to, the north of Britain, encompassing an enormous range of object types and subject areas. Divided into thematic sections the contributions presented here to celebrate her many achievements all represent at least one aspect of Lindsay’s research interests. These encompass social and industrial aspects of northern frontier forts; new insights into inscribed and sculptural stones specific to military communities; religious, cultural and economic connotations of Roman armour finds; the economic and ideological penetration of romanitas in the frontiers as reflected by individual objects and classes of finds; evidence of trans-frontier interactions and invisible people; the role of John Clayton in the exploration and preservation of Hadrian’s Wall and its material culture; the detailed consideration of individual objects of significant interest; and a discussion of the widespread occurrence of mice in Roman art.

Severus Pius Augustus

Severus Pius Augustus

Studien zur sakralen Repräsentation und Rezeption der Herrschaft des Septimius Severus und seiner Familie (193–211 n. Chr.)

  • Author: Achim Lichtenberger
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004201920
  • Category: History
  • Page: 478
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Examining visual evidence of the religious representation of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the book offers a new look at the identity of a Roman Emperor originating in North Africa. Das Buch diskutiert anhand von Bildzeugnissen den spannenden Balanceakt des gelegentlich als 'African Emperor' bezeichneten r mischen Kaisers Septimius Severus, der sich in seiner sakralen Inszenierung sowohl als traditioneller r mischer Kaiser als auch als Freund seiner Geburtsheimat Lepcis Magna hervortat.

Attic Black Figure and Black Glazed Pottery

Attic Black Figure and Black Glazed Pottery

  • Author: Steven Lowenstam,Mary B. Moore,Phillip Kenrick,Tamsen Fuller
  • Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780934718776
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 175
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This volume includes descriptive catalogues for several classes of small finds from the site including many photographs and drawings. A useful section of the conservation of the material is useful for field conservationists and excavators. The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, III University Museum Monograph, 66

Stymphalos

Stymphalos

The Acropolis Sanctuary

  • Author: Gerald P. Schaus
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442645296
  • Category: History
  • Page: 499
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The buildings and artefacts uncovered by Canadian excavations at Stymphalos (1994–2001) shed light on the history and cult of a small sanctuary on the acropolis of the ancient city. The thirteen detailed studies collected in Stymphalos: The Acropolis Sanctuary illuminate a variety of aspects of the site. Epigraphical evidence confirms that both Athena and Eileithyia, goddess of childbirth, were worshipped in the sanctuary between the fourth and second centuries BCE. The temple and service buildings are modest in size and materials, but the temple floor and pillar shrine suggest that certain stones and bedrock outcrops were held as sacred objects. Earrings, finger rings, and other jewelry, along with almost 100 loomweights, indicate that women were prominent in cult observances. Many iron projectile points (arrowheads and catapult bolts) suggest that the sanctuary was destroyed in a violent attack around the mid-second century, possibly by the Romans. A modest sanctuary in a modest Arcadian city-state, the acropolis sanctuary at Stymphalos will be a major point of reference for all archaeologists and historians studying ancient Arcadia and all southern Greece in the future.

Greek Gems and Finger Rings

Greek Gems and Finger Rings

Early Bronze Age to Late Classical

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500237779
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 480
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A large and comprehensive account of gem engraving from the Early Bronze Age through to the Hellenistic period. This new expanded edition has been re-issued thirty years after its first publication and includes an Epilogue, 1970-2000, taking account of three decades of research, an additional select bibliography and more illustrations. John Boardman discusses the history of engraving, the subject matter, materials and techniques and their relationship with other artistic media accompanied by black and white drawings, photographs of gem impressions and colour photographs of many of the originals.

Garnet

Garnet

  • Author: John Dennis Rouse
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 134
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Rouse explores the many species of gem garnets from the historical point of view. In the historical data brought out in the text, very modern methods of gem evaluation and detection techniques are discovered in use as long ago as Roman times. The main objective of the book is to present a comprehensive picture of garnets in ancient and modern times

Rings

Rings

Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty

  • Author: Diana Scarisbrick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500291122
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 384
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An international survey of rings throughout history features lavish photographs of a wide variety of ring types, in a thematically arranged volume that showcases signet, commitment, ecclesiastical, and other ring forms, from ancient Egypt through the twentieth century.

Classical Phoenician Scarabs

Classical Phoenician Scarabs

A Catalogue and Study

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 142
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Between the 6th and 4th centuries BC, Phoenician workshops produced green jasper scarabs which demonstrated both Greek and Persian influences. This volume presents a fully illustrated catalogue of examples drawn from across the area of Phoenician influence, including Spain, Sardinia, North Africa and theEastern Mediterranean. The scarabs, which are held in collections worldwide, are catalogued according to their cultural influences: Egyptian, Levantine, Hellenistic and miscellaneous. Within each of these four groups the scarabs are organised iconographically, with scenes including beetles, boats, birds, gods, fantastic creatures, warriors and kings, chariots, trees and animal attacks. John Boardman's introduction discusses the style, function and source material of the scarabs and the location of the workshops.

Ancient Gems and Finger Rings

Ancient Gems and Finger Rings

Catalogue of the Collection

  • Author: J. Paul Getty Museum,Jeffrey Spier
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892362154
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 198
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Ancient Gems and Finger Rings catalogues the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive and important collection of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern gems. Most of these objects have never before been published, making this catalogue essential for the scholar. The volume is fully and richly illustrated—each entry includes photographs of the gem and its impression as well as a profile drawing. Where pertinent, bibliographic references and comparative material are cited.

Scythian treasures in Oxford

Scythian treasures in Oxford

  • Author: Ashmolean Museum,Michael J. Vickers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 56
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The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya

The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya

final reports

  • Author: Donald White,University of Pennsylvania. University Museum,Libya. Maṣlaḥat al-Āthār
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cyrene (Extinct city)
  • Page: 191
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Things that Travelled

Things that Travelled

Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

  • Author: Daniela Rosenow,Matt Phelps,Andrew Meek,Ian Freestone
  • Publisher: UCL Press
  • ISBN: 1787351173
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 362
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Recent research has demonstrated that, in the Roman, Late Antique, Early Islamic and Medieval worlds, glass was traded over long distances, from the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly Egypt and Israel, to Northern Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Things that Travelled, a collaboration between the UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network, the Association for the History of Glass and the British Museum, aims to build on this knowledge. Covering all aspects of glass production, technology, distribution and trade in Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval/Early Islamic times, including studies from Britain, Egypt, Cyprus, Italy and many others, the volume combines the strengths of the sciences and cultural studies to offer a new approach to research on ancient glass. By bringing together such a varied mix of contributors, specialising in a range of geographical areas and chronological time frames, this volume also offers a valuable contribution to broader discussions on glass within political, economic, cultural and historical arenas.

Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels

Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels

In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

  • Author: Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti,Cristina Piacenti Aschengreen,John Boardman
  • Publisher: Royal Collection Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 304
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"This catalogue is the first comprehensive study of the 328 objects that make up this little-known area of the Royal Collection. The ancient gems and intaglios have been catalogued by John Boardman, and although they are few in number, they include the magnificent Claudius cameo that was once in the collection of Charles I. The later, post-Renaissance pieces have been studied by Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti, and these include the great Tudor portrait cameos, a superb series of Italian sixteenth-century portrait cameos of North Italian 'Beauties', the group of exquisite eighteenth-century Italian carnelians bought by George III from Consul Smith in 1762 and a fine selection of Garter badges, several bearing the signature of the gem-engravers Marchant and Burch." "Close examination by gemmologists has produced an accurate technical analysis of all the stones and settings, and newly commissioned photographs bring out the distinctive features of each piece. Casts are illustrated wherever possible, and close-tip images of signatures, inscriptions and hallmarks support the detailed descriptions in the text. Research into the collection has resulted in new information concerning the mounts of many of the gems, and this is summarised in an illustrated appendix. Also published in full, and for the first time, is the collection of intaglios once owned by Henry, Prince of Wales, which was recorded in a series of wax impressions made by Elias Ashmole at the request of Charles II in June 1660."--BOOK JACKET.

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

  • Author: Adriana Calinescu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 260
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Jewelry is one of the most appealing artistic achievements of antiquity, but it is at the same time one of the least understood. Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology presents state-of-the-art scholarship on the manufacture, aesthetics, and uses of jewelry in the ancient world. Featuring the work of an outstanding group of international scholars from the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, conservation, and museum scholarship, the book places the material evidence of specific artifacts into their social, economic, religious, and political milieux. The archaeological and art historical contexts in which jewelry is studied combine with aspects of technology and production, style, and iconography to achieve a full historical view of the role of jewelry in the ancient world. The book highlights several important jewelry collections and recent archaeological investigations.

In the shadow of the Acropolis

In the shadow of the Acropolis

popular and private art of 4th century Athens

  • Author: John Herrmann,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dept. of Classical Art
  • Publisher: Brockton Art Museum
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 87
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The Antiquaries Journal

The Antiquaries Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Page: N.A
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