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Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter studies each of the twenty-six distinct forms of Macedonian silver plate. It analyses each of their variants and looks into their specific function; investigates the location of their ... More


Classical Revivals and “Pagan” Art

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines evidence for a pagan reaction in the art as well as the literature of the late 4th century. It looks at the contorniates (bronze medallions produced in the city of Rome from the ... More


City as Stage and Art as Statecraft

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Gifts were a mainstay of Roman and Sasanian diplomacy from at least the time of Constantine the Great and Šāpūr II and formed an integral part of all exchanges. Portable and precious, like ivory and ... More


Macedonian Silver Plate in Perspective

Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter outlines the production and circulation of silver plate in Macedonia before the Roman conquest during the Macedonian Wars. It includes a comprehensive account of all silver vessels from ... More


Introduction

Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the range of silver plates discovered from Macedonia and of its functions underlying its importance as a symbol of status and wealth. It looks into ... More


Technique

Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter focuses on the technology of Macedonian silver plate production and aims to present the various methods used in both their manufacture and decoration. It also looks into the important ... More


Chronology

Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter attempts to establish a sound chronology for silver plate in Macedonia. It describes the problems that emerge in studying the material, even in those cases when the objects were found ... More


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