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Medusa's gaze : the extraordinary journey of the Tazza Farnese

Author: Marina Belozerskaya
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Emblems of antiquity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Medusa's Gaze' provides a dedicated account of the origins and extraordinary survival of an exquisite agate bowl from ancient Alexandria to the modern day as it passed through the hands of some of history's most influentional, and colourful, characters.
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Belozerskaya, Marina, 1966-
Medusa's gaze.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012000620
(OCoLC)774982487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Belozerskaya
ISBN: 9780199876426 0199876428 9780199979356 0199979359
OCLC Number: 807063511
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cleopatra's artifice --
Gem mania in Rome --
The past acquired, revived, and ransacked --
"A large dish of onyx" in the Holy Roman Empire --
Timur, world conqueror and connoisseur --
Renaissance collectors and thieves --
In women's hands --
Gems and ruins in Bourbon Naples --
The night watchman.
Series Title: Emblems of antiquity.
Responsibility: Marina Belozerskaya.

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The Tazza Farnese's story is remarkable, and Belozerskaya tells it well. * Literary Review *

 
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