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

View: 8190

“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.


The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

Author: Kenneth Lapatin

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064223

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 5137

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

Author: Lena Larsson Lovén,Agneta Strömberg

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443822973

Category: Art

Page: 225

View: 2386

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.
Social Science

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

View: 5953

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

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

View: 7605

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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Greek Gems and Finger Rings

Early Bronze Age to Late Classical

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500237779

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 480

View: 402

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.
Crafts & Hobbies


Author: John Dennis Rouse

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 1016

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
Social Science

Classical Phoenician Scarabs

A Catalogue and Study

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 5796

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

Catalogue of the Collection

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum,Jeffrey Spier

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362154

Category: Art

Page: 198

View: 9828

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

Author: Ashmolean Museum,Michael J. Vickers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 56

View: 6884

Cyrene (Extinct city)

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


Category: Cyrene (Extinct city)

Page: 191

View: 9603

Social Science

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

View: 6577

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.
Antiques & Collectibles

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


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 9886

"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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

Author: Adriana Calinescu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 260

View: 1638

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

popular and private art of 4th century Athens

Author: John Herrmann,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dept. of Classical Art

Publisher: Brockton Art Museum


Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 3828


The Antiquaries Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 4910


Byzantium and the West

Jewelry in the First Millenium

Author: Enluminures (Firm),Jeffrey Spier,Sandra Hindman

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub

ISBN: 9780983854647

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 6278

This full-color catalog explores the interrelationships between the East and West during the first millennium. This was the first time that the Roman Empire was gradually replaced by barbarian invaders, who spread through Europe and created new styles of jewelry; it was also when the capital shifted eastward to the newly founded city of Constantinople.
Social Science

Roman Art, Religion and Society

New Studies from the Roman Art Seminar, Oxford 2005

Author: Martin Henig

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 3659

This volume contains a range of papers from a seminar held in Oxford in 2005. What did art in its widest sense mean to them, the Romans, and what might it (or even should it), mean to us? The approach adopted avoids fashionable theory, mainly culled second-hand from the social sciences, and tries to engage directly with material culture.

The Crossroads of Asia

transformation in image and symbol in the art of ancient Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Elizabeth Errington,Ancient India and Iran Trust,Fitzwilliam Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780951839911

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 3384