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Croci e crocifissi : tesori dall'VIII al XIX secolo /
fotografie Stefano Cianfarini = Crosses and crucifixes : treasures from the 8th to 19th century / photography Stefano Cianfarini.
imprint
Milan : 5 continents, c2009.
description
343 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.
ISBN
9788874395231 :
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imprint
Milan : 5 continents, c2009.
isbn
9788874395231 :
language note
Text in Italian and English.
catalogue key
7224850
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-343) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The most important symbols of Christianity, the cross and crucifix are as diverse in material, design, and detail as they are origin. Renowned art historian Oleg Zastrow's unprecedented volume is a richly illustrated collection of these sacred treasures, many of which have never been published before. Remarkable for their outstanding interest and extreme rarity, the works are featured here in stunning colorplates with numerous close-up details. This exceptional and varied collection spans twelve centuries, and includes reliquary, altar, wall, table, pectoral, benedictional, ornamental, and devotional crosses. Made from silver, copper, bronze, iron, ivory, bone, marble, stone and wood, these expertly crafted artifacts are decorated by gilding or silvering, polychromy, enamelling, or gems and pearls. Gathered from around the globe, this catalogue of crosses and crucifixes is the product of impassioned and knowledgeable collecting, and a new and important resource on a topic that has long been neglected in the history of art.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The cross and crucifix are the most important symbols of Christianity. This book takes a fascinating look at rare and stunning examples of crosses and crucifixes from around the world.

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