Book Series The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series A: Antiquities and Architecture , vol. 2.2

Other Mosaics, Paintings, Sarcophagi and Small Objects

John Osborne, Amanda Claridge

  • Pages: 336 p.
  • Size:220 x 285 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:1998

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  • ISBN: 978-1-872501-67-3
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Catalogued here is a diverse and fascinating range of antiquities, mainly collected in the later seventeeth century: reliefs, inscriptions, sarcophagi, sculpture, manuscript illuminations, gold-glass, gems, ivories, lamps, metalwork and 'instruments of martyrdom'.

Review(s)

"All those with an interest in medieval Italy can consider themselves fortunate that the industry of the authors has produced these splendid volumes." (Art Newspaper)

Summary

This volume completes Part II of Series A of the Paper Museum. Together with the first volume, it reflects an unusual aspect of Cassiano's interests, but a particularly relevant one for modern scholars: the material remains of post-classical culture in Rome and the psychical inheritance from the earliest centuries of Christianity. Catalogued here is a diverse and fascinating range of antiquities: reliefs, inscriptions, sarcophagi, sculpture, manuscript illuminations, gold-glass, gems, ivories, lamps, metalwork and 'instruments of martyrdom'. The drawings were mainly collected by Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo, Cassiano's brother, in the later seventeeth century and include some of the finest examples of archaeological draughtsmanship of the period.