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Rough Rocks

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter considers a range of cases where rough rocks appear to have been the focus of attention in cult practice. It examines instances in which a rock was singled out through epigraphy, ... More


Conclusion

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter suggests that the scholarly placement of aniconism on the peripheries of mainstream Greek cult practices and visual culture is not unwarranted by the evidence we have seen. Although they ... More


The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Renaissance Rome, ancient ruins were preserved as often as they were mined for their materials. Although the question of what to preserve and how continued to be subject to debate, preservation ... More


Introduction

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction outlines the objectives of the book, which seeks to reassess preservation practices as they occurred in Renaissance Rome. The vocabulary of modern conservation theory is ill suited ... More


Style as a Fragment of the Ancient World: A View from the Iron Age Levant and Assyria

Marian H. Feldman

in The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Style in art history is often taken as a fragment or residue of a larger historical past and as such it plays a foundational role in the study of ancient societies. What actually causes style, ... More


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