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Author Huskinson, Janet, author.

Title Roman strigillated sarcophagi : art and social history / Janet Huskinson
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 349 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introducing the questions -- 2. Introducing the sarcophagi -- Part I. Production, Use, and Viewing. 3. Making and acquiring strigillated sarcophagi -- 4. Strigilated sarcophagi and their burial contexts -- 5. The decoration of strigillated sarcophagi -- 6. Viewing strigillated sarcophagi -- Part II. Representations. 7. Representing Romans -- 8. Mythological imagery -- 9. Symbolic figures -- 10. Representing Christians and their beliefs -- 11. Strigillated sarcophagi and the Jewish community in Rome -- Part III. Reception. 12. The reception of Roman strigillated sarcophagi: approaches to its study -- 13. The reuse of strigillated sarcophagi in historical context -- 14. Adopting the strigillated motif: some case studies
Summary "This is the first full study of Roman strigillated sarcophagi, which are the largest group of decorated marble sarcophagi to survive in the city of Rome. Characterized by panels of carved fluting - hence the description 'strigillated', after the curved strigil used by Roman bathers to scrape off oil - and limited figure scenes, they were produced from the mid-second to the early fifth century AD, and thus cover a critical period in Rome, from empire to early Christianity. Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi focuses on their rich potential as an historical source for exploring the social and cultural life of the city in the later empire." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sarcophagi, Roman.
Sarcophagi, Roman -- Appreciation
Fluting (Architecture and decoration) -- Rome
Art and society -- Rome
ART -- Sculpture & Installation.
Sarcophagi, Roman
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191802522