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The color of ivory : polychromy on Byzantine ivories

Author: Carolyn L Connor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows that Byzantine ivory carvings were originally brightly colored. Examining one hundred Late Antique and Byzantine ivories, this work reveals that artists frequently colored ivories in bright  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn L Connor
ISBN: 0691048185 9780691048185
OCLC Number: 247357362
Description: xii, 129 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: <TABLE><TR><TD> <TD>List of Illustrations <TR><TD>Ch. 1 <TD>Color on Byzantine Ivories <TR><TD>Ch. 2 <TD>Colors, Pigments, and Pigment Analysis <TR><TD>Ch. 3 <TD>The Ancient Tradition of Polychrome Ivories <TR><TD>Ch. 4 <TD>The Testimony of Ancient and Medieval Texts <TR><TD>Ch. 5 <TD>Color on Ivory and the Byzantine Aesthetic <TR><TD> <TD>Conclusion: Shifting the Paradigm <TR><TD>Appendix A <TD>Ivories Project Database <TR><TD>Appendix B <TD>Diagrams of Joshua Ivories <TR><TD> <TD>Notes <TR><TD> <TD>Bibliography <TR><TD> <TD>Index
Responsibility: Carolyn L. Connor.

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The debate about whether medieval ivories might originally have been coloured has been a long-running one. Since Winckelmann, the ideal of purity has been intrinsic to the appreciation of much Read more...

 
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