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Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection
Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection
Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection
Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection
Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection
Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection

Roman Art: A Guide through The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection

By (author) Paul Zanker
By (author) Seán Hemingway
By (author) Christopher S. Lightfoot
By (author) Joan R. Mertens

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  • The only full publication available dedicated to one of the best collections of Roman art in the world
  • Highlights one of the most popular collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which receives nearly 7.5 million visitors per year
  • Includes many items on permanent display in the Met's celebrated Greek and Roman halls
Full Description
The collection of Roman art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the finest in the world. It contains more than 5,000 objects, including exquisite cameos, refined silver vessels and utensils, spectacular Pompeiian frescoes, monumental sculptures in stone and bronze and elaborate sarcophagi. This handsome guide features a selection of over 200 of the most important works that exemplify this rich and diverse collection, each presented in detail and illustrated with stunning colour photography. Every work is accompanied by an engaging text written by prominent scholars that establishes the object's significance in antiquity, providing new insights for a contemporary understanding of ancient Roman art. Contents: Acknowledgments; Director's Foreword; Introduction; Roman Copies and Adaptations of Greek Sculpture; The Decoration of House and Villa; Luxury Art; Shrines of the Lares and Offerings to Other Divinities; Roman Egyptomania; Tombs and Funerary Monuments; Imperial and Private Portraits; Gladatorial Games, Sports, and the Military; Architectural Elements; A Selection of Roman Works and their Modern Histories; Bibliography; Index.
About the Author
Paul Zanker is a renowned authority on Roman art. Sean Hemingway is John A. and Carole O. Moran Curator in Charge, and Christopher S. Lightfoot and Joan R. Mertens are curators in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781785511837
Published
21st Aug 2020
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
280 mm x 216 mm
Pages
424 Pages
Illustrations
410 color, 25 b&w
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