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

Author: Marina Belozerskaya
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Belozerskaya
ISBN: 9780199739318 0199739315 9780199979356 0199979359
OCLC Number: 874415622
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt ; 2. Carved Gems and Romans ; 3. Constantinople: the Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked ; 4. Frederick II: the Quest for a New Roman Empire ; 5. Timur, the Conqueror of Asia ; 6. The Great Collectors of the Renaissance ; 7. In a Woman's Hands ; 8. Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples ; 9. Beauty Broken, Beauty Restored ; Acknowledgments ; Cast of Characters ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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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