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Inhaltsangabe: Over three thousand bronze mirrors survive from the Etruscan civilisation and their intricate decoration, often on both sides, and their broad range of styles make them unlike any other mirrors from the ancient Mediterranean. They also provide valuable insights about Etruscan metalworking and, from the iconography, Etruscan mythology. This study, a thesis, comprises a catalogue of all known Etruscan relief mirrors as well as others of more doubtful provenance. These mirrors, the rarest, are characterised by the fact that the decoration on the reverse is not engraved but cast in relief. The catalogue is arranged chronologically, covering the 5th to 3rd centuries BC, and it includes a full description and discussion of the mirror's iconography, its workshop and its chemical composition as well as bibliographic information. The book includes photographs of the mirrors and reconstruction drawings of the designs.
The Etruscans, whose culture flourished in Italy from the late eighth century B.C.E. to the first century B.C.E, produced some of the most sumptuous bronze and silver mirrors found in the ancient Mediterranean. Mirrors with relief decorations on their reverse sides are extremely rare and uniquely Etruscan. Their designs inform us about artistic styles and supplement our understanding of Etruscan culture and taste. The subjects illustrated on the mirrors give important insights into Etruscan mythology, beliefs, and cultural values, filling the vacuum left by the loss of most of their literary record.
Buchbeschreibung University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001560736
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Buchbeschreibung University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0299189902