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Greek and Roman art

Author: Eleni Vassilika
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Fitzwilliam Museum handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Fitzwilliam Museum has arguably one of the finest collections of antiquities in the United Kingdom. Assembled mainly through bequests and gifts, it is a stunning exhibition of connoisseurship. This splendidly illustrated book presents sixty-four images of the finest examples of Greek, Etruscan, Cypriot and Roman art dating from the Prehistoric to the late Roman Period, and ranging from the monumental to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eleni Vassilika
ISBN: 0521623782 9780521623780 0521625572 9780521625579
OCLC Number: 37806160
Description: 136 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Neolithic Woman --
2. Cycladic --
3. Engraved Minoan Seal --
4. Mycenaean Terracotta Figures --
5. Cypriot Model Group --
6. Corinthian Ware --
7. Dead Hare --
8. Ivory Woman --
9. Boeotian Figures --
10. A Bronze Hoard --
11. Helmet Scent Bottle --
12. Woman with Lotus --
13. The Banqueting Dionysos --
14. An Early Athena --
15. Bronze Jewellery --
16. Etruscan 'Skyphos'-Cup --
17. Horse Finial --
18. Imitations of Corinthian Ware --
19. Ritual 'Patera'-Vessel --
20. Protective Appliques --
21. A Cypriot Lady --
22. Helmeted Male Heads --
23. A Boar with a Cake --
24. A Labour of Theseus --
25. The Goddess Persephone --
26. A Divine Assembly --
27. Dexamenos' Gem --
28. Head of an Athlete --
29. The God Asklepios --
30. Artemis with Hind --
31. Funerary Stele --
32. Crocodile Attacking a Negro --
33. Alexander the Great --
34. Bust of Dionysos --
35. Aphrodite Anadyomene --
36. Drunken Herakles --
37. Torso of an Athlete --
38. A Philosophical Herakles --
39. 'Tanagra' Figurines --
40. A Child's Head --
41. Cista --
42. Etruscan Mirror --
43. A Funerary Couch --
44. Cypriot Heads --
45. A Seated Child --
46. A Caryatid --
47. Ancient Glass --
48. Head of Jupiter --
49. Herakles Wrestling Antaios --
50. The Egyptian God Serapis --
51. The Egyptian God Bes --
52. Dioskourides' Gem: Hermes --
53. Head of Tiberius --
54. Head of Caligula --
55. Head of Antinoos --
56. A Dionysiac Sarcophagus --
57. An Ivory Treasure --
58. Child Portrait Cameo --
59. Deity Wearing a Toga --
60. Orant on a Divan --
61. A New Comedy Mask --
62. A Pen-Knife --
63. Ancient Dress --
64. Mosaic Niche.
Series Title: Fitzwilliam Museum handbooks.
Responsibility: Eleni Vassilika ; photography by Andrew Morris and Andrew Norman.
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Abstract:

"The Fitzwilliam Museum has arguably one of the finest collections of antiquities in the United Kingdom. Assembled mainly through bequests and gifts, it is a stunning exhibition of connoisseurship. This splendidly illustrated book presents sixty-four images of the finest examples of Greek, Etruscan, Cypriot and Roman art dating from the Prehistoric to the late Roman Period, and ranging from the monumental to the decorative. The concise text provides an introduction to the art, technology and history for the layman, as well as new insights for the expert. Many of the objects are published here for the first time."--Jacket.

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