History

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.
Art

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems And Finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum

II. Roman

Author: Martin Henig,Arthur MacGregor

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781903767085

Category: Art

Page: 165

View: 3871

This important catalogue of 860 Roman engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the third in the Beazley Archive series "Studies in Gems and Jewellery". The catalogue is themed under the major headings of gods; goddesses; followers of deities and muses; personifications; portraits and figure studies; children's rings; scenes from daily life; theatrical subjects; animals, birds and other natural subjects; mythological subjects; symbolic subjects; astrological subjects; magical gems; Jewish and Christian subjects; inscriptions. Overall, the items are catalogued with the aim of producing a summary inventory that details the nature of the collection as built up over the years, the mechanisms by which the Ashmolean came to acquire the various pieces, and the degree to which they survive and can be related to the documentary record. (Volume I in the series was A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos (2003) and Volume II Classical Phoenician Scarabs (2004))
Religion

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: 6459

“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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Ancient Rings

An Illustrated Collector's Guide

Author: T.N. Pollio

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476673853

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 180

View: 1845

Ancient finger rings made of base metals and low-grade silver alloys are increasingly being unearthed and sold through a growing assortment of marketplaces worldwide. Reference material on ancient rings has focused mainly on historic and "high-end" pieces—the precious metals and stones of royalty and the wealthy—while little has been written on the evaluation of common rings. This guide describes their composition, structure and imagery, thus providing merchants, collectors and researchers with a comprehensive reference on these ancient artifacts that, until now, have gone unexamined. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}
Crafts & Hobbies

Garnet

Author: John Dennis Rouse

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 6411

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
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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 1202

"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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 260

View: 5417

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.
Social Science

Roman Art, Religion and Society

New Studies from the Roman Art Seminar, Oxford 2005

Author: Martin Henig

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 8768

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.
Art

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

View: 1802

Art

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: 8254

Pottery

Die Vasen

Sammlung der kaiserlichen Ermitage

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pottery

Page: 502

View: 8792

Social Science

Hellenistic Engraved Gems

Author: Dimitris Plantzos

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 7643

Engraved gems were used by the Greeks as seals and amulets, but were primarily valued as ornaments. Their iconography was drawn from a wide range of motifs and standard devices current in other art forms. In the Hellenistic period gem cutters remained faithful to the classical tradition, but were able to develop new subjects and styles. Portraits, especially of royalty, became the commonest subject in glyptic after Alexander, a practice that continued through the Roman period and was still popular with patrons and artists of the Renaissance and even later. This volume follows the development of gem engraving from Alexander's conquest of the East to the Augustan period. Hellenistic gems are studied in their archaeological and historical context: evidence on their use, significance, and value; questions of technique and style; and problems of chronology and distribution. Special sections have been devoted to patronage of gem-engravers and the relationship of gem-cuttingwith other miniaturist arts and coinage.
Archaeology

The Biblical Archaeologist

Author: George Ernest Wright,Frank Moore Cross,Edward Fay Campbell,Floyd Vivian Filson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 4845