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The afterlife of Greek and Roman sculpture : late antique responses and practices /
Troels Myrup Kristensen and Lea Stirling, editors.
imprint
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2016.
description
vi, 424 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
0472119699, 9780472119691, 9780472121823
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imprint
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2016.
isbn
0472119699
9780472119691
9780472121823
general note
"This book developed out of two seminars held in the Department of History and Classical Studies at Aarhus University on 26 September 2008 and 25 March 2011."
abstract
For centuries, statuary decor was a main characteristic of any city, sanctuary, or villa in the Roman world. However, from the third century CE onward, the prevalence of statues across the Roman Empire declined dramatically. By the end of the sixth century, statues were no longer a defining characteristic of the imperial landscape. Further, changing religious practices cast pagan sculpture in a threatening light. Statuary production ceased, and extant statuary was either harvested for use in construction or abandoned in place. The Afterlife of Greek and Roman Sculpture is the first volume to approach systematically the antique destruction and reuse of statuary, investigating key responses to statuary across most regions of the Roman world. The volume opens with a discussion of the complexity of the archaeological record and a preliminary chronology of the fate of statues across both the eastern and western imperial landscape. Contributors to the volume address questions of definition, identification, and interpretation for particular treatments of statuary, including metal statuary and the systematic reuse of villa materials.
catalogue key
10567845
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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