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'.
"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)
John Osborne is a medievalist and cultural historian with a special focus on the art and archaeology of the city of Rome between the sixth and twelfth centuries. He was Professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Victoria (British Columbia), and also taught at Queen’s University (Ontario) and Carleton University (Ontario), where he is Distinguished Research Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Cutlure.
Amanda Claridge was Emeritus Professor of Roman Archaeology at Royal Holloway, University of London, specialising in Roman art, topography and architecture, and with a particular interest in antiquarian studies of the early modern period. She also taught at the universities of Princeton and Oxford and was Assistant Director of the British School at Rome from 1980 to 1994. Until her death in 2022 she was academic editor of Series A volumes of the catalogue raisonné in addition to contributing as author.
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.