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Symbols of wealth and power : architectural terracotta decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.

Author: Nancy A Winter
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Published for the American Academy in Rome by the University of Michigan Press, 2009.
Series: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome., Supplementary volume ;, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although initially intended for the innovative, if prosaic, purpose of providing waterproof and fireproof cover for earlier thatch-roofed homes, fired clay tiles, in seventh- and sixth-century Etruria and Central Italy, combined with Etruscan love of adornment to create exceptional domestic and religious building decoration. Featuring statues and figured friezes of humans, animals, and mythological figures intended  Read more...
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Winter, Nancy A.
Symbols of wealth and power.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Published for the American Academy in Rome by the University of Michigan Press, 2009
(OCoLC)646108931
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy A Winter
ISBN: 9780472116652 0472116657
OCLC Number: 303021041
Description: li, 650 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plans : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm.
Contents: Undecorated or modestly decorated roofs, 650-530 B.C. --
Decorated roofs of the late Orientalizing period, 640/630-580 B.C., and their lingering influence to ca. 560 B.C. --
The Rome-Campania-Northern Etruria decorative system, 590-575 B.C. --
Decorative system using primarily military scenes, 580-540 B.C. --
Veii-Rome-Velletri decorative system, 530 B.C., its antecedents, successors, and imitators --
Caere : the painted decorative system, 540-510 B.C. --
Tarquinia-Veii floral decorative system in ionicizing style, 550-510 B.C. --
Manufacturing techniques and evidence for workshops --
Topographical synthesis.
Series Title: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome., Supplementary volume ;, 9.
Other Titles: Architectural terracotta decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
Responsibility: Nancy A. Winter.
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Although initially intended for the innovative (if prosaic) purpose of providing waterproof and fireproof cover for formerly thatch-roofed homes, fired clay tiles became, in 7th century Etruria and  Read more...

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