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Medusa's gaze [electronic resource] : the extraordinary journey of the Tazza Farnese / Marina Belozerskaya.

Author/Creator:
Belozerskaya, Marina, 1966-
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series:
Emblems of Antiquity
Emblems of antiquity
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (313 p.)
Subjects:
Tazza Farnese.
Cameos, Classical.
Tazzas.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
'Medusa's Gaze' provides a dedicated account of the origins and extraordinary survival of an exquisite agate bowl from ancient Alexandria to the modern day as it passed through the hands of some of history's most influentional, and colourful, characters.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Cast of Major Characters""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Chapter One: CLEOPATRA�S ARTIFICE""; ""Chapter Two: GEM MANIA IN ROME""; ""Chapter Three: THE PAST ACQUIRED, REVIVED, AND RANSACKED""; ""Chapter Four: “A LARGE DISH OF ONYX� IN THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE""; ""Chapter Five: TIMUR, WORLD CONQUEROR AND CONNOISSEUR""; ""Chapter Six: RENAISSANCE COLLECTORS AND THIEVES""; ""Chapter Seven: IN WOMEN�S HANDS""; ""Chapter Eight: GEMS AND RUINS IN BOURBON NAPLES""; ""Chapter Nine: THE NIGHT WATCHMAN""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""
""Index""""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Oct. 31, 2012).
ISBN:
1-283-57696-1
9786613889416
0-19-987642-8
OCLC:
807063511
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