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The Berkeley Plato : from neglected relic to ancient treasure : an archaeological detective story

Author: Stephen Gaylord Miller
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that the author first encountered in a university storage basement. This title presents the fascinating story of  Read more...

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Named Person: Platone
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaylord Miller
ISBN: 9780520258334 0520258339
OCLC Number: 878725673
Description: xvi, 92 p., [56] p. di tav. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: History of acquisition and the first century in California --
Description of the artifact --
Pertinence of the head --
The inscription --
The Seven Sages --
The Tivoli Plato --
The Berkeley Plato and the Renaissance --
Portraits of Plato --
The Berkeley Plato and the Akademy --
Ribbons --
Plato and ribbons --
Why Plato and ribbons --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: The square-omicron and square-theta portrait herms from Tivoli --
Appendix B: Technical and scientific analysis / by John Twilley.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Stephen G. Miller ; with an appendix by John Twilley.

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