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Author Birk, Stine, author

Title Depicting the dead : self-representation and commemoration on Roman sarcophagi with portraits / Stine Birk
Published Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations
Series Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity Ser. ; v. 11
Aarhus studies in Mediterranean antiquity ; 11.
Contents Introduction: Negotiating identity on sarcophagi -- Images for contemplation -- Exempla Virtutis: Portraits and self-representation on sarcophagi -- Visualising gender -- Filiae Innocentissimae, Filio Dulcissimo: Commemorating children -- Retrospect
Summary Explores how to read Roman sarcophagi, starting from those adorned with portraits and placing them within a social context; investigates gender values and childhood as reflected in the visual language of sarcophagus reliefs and shows how standardised iconography could be used to construct personal and social memory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sarcophagi, Roman -- Portraits -- History
Portrait sculpture, Roman -- History
Portrait sculpture, Roman -- Catalogs
Sarcophagi, Roman -- Portraits
Portrait sculpture, Roman
Sarcophagi, Roman
Genre/Form Catalogs
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9788771244168