Gem Mounts and the Classical Tradition

Gem Mounts and the Classical Tradition

This volume is intended to supply some supplementary information about the gems and cameos published in A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos, published in 2003 as BAR S1136.

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 1903767113

Category: Art

Page: 120

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This volume is intended to supply some supplementary information about the gems and cameos published in A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos , published in 2003 as BAR S1136. These had been chosen from a large private collection formed mainly in Italy from about 1921 into the 1960s. It comprised ancient gems but there was a number of post-antique, and part of this publication is devoted to further consideration of some of them, as well as of some comparable examples in the collection not included before, and especially to their later, most distinctive mounts, a feature not always much remarked or explored in publications of ancient gems in later settings. Those on gems in this collection are mainly remarkable for demonstrating some characteristically elaborate Sicilian methods of mounting gems, mainly of the 18th century, and not commonly encountered in published collections. The opportunity is also taken to add a few more interesting examples from the collection, and to republish in colour some of the more important pieces in the original catalogue. The opportunity is, moreover, taken to reflect briefly upon the way in which the ancient traditions in gem engraving and the classical style and subject matter survived or was revived and rediscovered in later centuries. The accompanying text attempts also to summarise some of the problems of original and copy, not only a propos of gems. The study of such matters is extremely complex, requiring a breadth of knowledge about both antiquity and the artistic and literary activities of both the Renaissance and the Neo-Classical movements of the 17th to 19th centuries. A further essay explores the ways by which the subjects of the gems became known beyond the world of those who owned or could readily view the originals, since the publication of gems, by drawing or facsimile, plays a major role in the whole story. This offers the opportunity to illustrate pages from antiquarian books to demonstrate the style and quality of reproduction available and practised before photography.
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A Classical Archaeologist s Life The Story so Far

A Classical Archaeologist   s Life  The Story so Far

She has by now become the main support of gem studies here and
internationally recognised as an expert as our Archive's role in ... The book was
followed by a sequel, Gem Mounts and the Classical Tradition (2009) in which
we made good ...

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789693447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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Sir John Boardman is one of the foremost experts on ancient Greek art. His autobiography offers a mixture of scholarly reminiscence, reflection on family life, travelogue, and critique of classical scholarship worldwide. Illustrated with pictures of travels, friends and home life, it reflects on his experiences of more than 90 years.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art

She has given numerous talks and workshops on librarianship in classical
archaeology, and has published articles in Art ... post-antique gems, and most
recently (together with J. Boardman) Gem Mounts and the Classical Tradition (
2009).

Author: Tyler Jo Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119266815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 880

View: 312

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition

They visualize each petal of this flower as having the colors of a hundred jewels
and eightyfour thousand veins like a ... with jeweled banners spontaneously arise
, each appearing to be as large as a thousand million kotis of Mount Sumerus.

Author: Alfred Bloom

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781936597277

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This book is an anthology of passages gathered from the leading monks and teachers of the Pure Land, or Shin, school of Buddhist teaching. Extending from the foundational texts and first interpreters in the 4th century, to Rennyo in the 15th century, Professor Bloom’s selections trace the development of Shin Buddhist teaching from monastic visualization practices to the widely popular path to salvation through faith in, and recitation of, the name of Amida Buddha. The collection features a foreword by Kenneth K. Tanaka and an insightful introduction by renowned scholar and editor, Alfred Bloom, whose selected passages have been arranged topically for easy reference on issues of Pure Land teaching. The key interpreters featured are the Seven Great Teachers from India, China, and Japan (Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu; T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao; Genshin, Honen), selected as doctrinal authorities by Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Japanese Pure Land sect.
Categories: Religion

Italy and the Classical Tradition

Italy and the Classical Tradition

54: 'Von diesem Staatsgewand spricht Petrarca ausdrücklich und mit
offenkundigem Stolz in der Schilderung seiner Dichterkrönung. Das Gewand
wird nicht ... In a late triumph he will mount your Capitoline hill'). The 'late' here
refers to the ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472521378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 561

Italy's original fascination with its cultural origins in Greece and Rome first created what is now known as 'the Classical tradition' - the pervasive influence of ancient art and thought on later times. In response to a growing interest in Classical reception, this volume provides a timely reappraisal of the Greek and Roman legacies in Italian literary history. There are fresh insights on the early study of Greek and Latin texts in post-classical Italy and reassessments of the significance attached to ancient authors and ideas in the Renaissance, as well as some innovative interpretations of canonical Italian authors, including Dante, Petrarch and Alberti, in the light of their ancient influences and models. The wide range of essays in this volume - all by leading specialists - should appeal to anyone with an interest in Italian literature or the Classical tradition. Italy's early fascination with its Hellenic and Roman origins created what is now called 'the classical tradition'.This book focuses on the role of the Greek and Latin languages and texts in Italian humanist thought and Renaissance poetry: how ancient languages were mastered and used, and how ancient texts were acquired and appropriated. Fresh perspectives on the influences of Aristotle, Plutarch and Virgil accompany innovative interpretations of canonical Italian authors - including Dante, Petrarch and Alberti - in the light of their classical models. Treatments of more specialized forms of writing, such as the cento and commentary, and some opening chapters on linguistic history also prompt reassessment of Renaissance perceptions of both Greece and Rome in relation to early modern Latin and vernacular culture. The collection as a whole highlights the importance of Italy's unique legacy of antiquity for the history of ideas and philology, as well as for literary history. The essays in this volume, all by leading specialists, are supplemented by a detailed introduction and a subject bibliography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classical Gold Jewellery and the Classical Tradition

Classical Gold Jewellery and the Classical Tradition

3 ( left ) Cameo by Domenico Calabresi from Bulgari ' s Argenti , Gemmari ed
Orafi d ' Italia ( Rome 1958 ) , pl . 22 , opposite p . 282 . cut with great refinement ,
set in an enamelled gold mount and described as “ Roman , from the second half
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016018033

Category: Jewelry, Classical

Page: 127

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Categories: Jewelry, Classical

Encyclopedia Britannica Volume 13

Encyclopedia Britannica  Volume 13

This common tradition, however, was modified by each of the great European
tribes into a style characteristic both in design ... The most splendid surviving
Visigothic jewels are the crowns dedicated by Kings Swintila (621-631) and
Recceswinth ... a more Germanic style, but with their settlement of Gaul they
came under the influence of the Gaulish classical tradition. ... When it was
opened in 1653, it was found to contain a sword with jewelled gold mounts, and
300 golden bees, inlaid ...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica

The use of gold filigree remained general ; and the varied purse - mounts and
other lesser objects are adorned . ... The jewels of the The Roman tradition of
filigree and still more of niello ( q.v. ) con Celtic period are of importance not only
for themselves but also ... of Gaul they came under the influence of the Gaulish
were represented in painting and sculpture , and with the developclassical
tradition .

Author: Harry S. Ashmore

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119077290

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Seals Finger Rings Engraved Gems and Amulets in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter

Seals  Finger Rings  Engraved Gems and Amulets in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum  Exeter

BC amethyst ; probably Poseidon or a ' father / god ' type in the Classical tradition
. no . 25 - isto . BC convex ... BC Augustan copy of a bearded head of the more
usual Early Classical type . ist century BC gem in an 18th century ring 33 5 / 1946
. 387 ( Montague ... 10 X 9mm Mount : 18th century gold ring , ht . 24 ( inc . bezel )
 ...

Author: Sheila Hoey Middleton

Publisher: Exeter City Museum & Art Gallery

ISBN: IND:30000113186260

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

View: 222

This is a catalogue of the rather nice collection of gems in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, consisting almost entirely of the bequests of Lt. Col. L. A. D. Montague in 1946 and of Dr N. L. Corkill in 1966. Together they document the history of seal engraving from 3000 BC to the nineteenth century, from the Near East, Greece and Rome, and the Renaissance, from Akkadian cylinder seals to Sassanian stamp seals and Bactrian ringstones.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclop dia Britannica

Encyclop  dia Britannica

The use of gold filigree remained general ; and the varied purse - mounts and
other lesser objects are adorned . ... The jewels of the The Roman tradition of
filigree and still more of niello ( q.v. ) con- Celtic period are of importance not only
for themselves but also ... of Gaul they came under the influence of the Gaulish
were represented in painting and sculpture , and with the developclassical
tradition .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082122261

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 234

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Encyclopaedia Britannica a New Survey of Universal Knowledge

Encyclopaedia Britannica  a New Survey of Universal Knowledge

The use of gold filigree remained general ; and the varied purse - mounts and
other lesser objects are adorned . ... The Mediaeval Jewellery - With the dawn of
the middle ages most splendid surviving Visigothic jewels are the crowns
dedicated jewellery takes its ... of Gaul they came under the influence of the
Gaulish were represented in painting and sculpture , and with the
developclassical tradition .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002001998D

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Page:

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Late Antique and Early Christian Gems

Late Antique and Early Christian Gems

During the Renaissance, large collections of gems were formed by aristocratic collectors who sought inspiration from the classical images engraved on them, and gems have been collected for similar reasons ever since.

Author: Jeffrey Spier

Publisher: Reichert Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015064958609

Category: Art

Page: 221

View: 242

"Throughout the Middle Ages, Roman gems and cameos were highly valued as intrinsically precious objects or even as possessing magical properties. During the Renaissance, large collections of gems were formed by aristocratic collectors who sought inspiration from the classical images engraved on them, and gems have been collected for similar reasons ever since. With the exception of a few dedicated antiquaries, however, collectors and scholars over the last five hundred years or so have generally ignored late antique and early Christian gems. This study presents more than 1000 gems from different collections, more than 300 of them unpublished so far. They are presented according to different genres, themes, material and place or time of production. The catalogue is completed by about 1300 illustrations."--Publisher's description.
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Jewelry Ancient to Modern

Jewelry  Ancient to Modern

Byzantine Jewelry From the point of view of jewelry , no empire was ever richer in
traditions than that of the Byzantines . ... Empire not a single stylistic tradition but
a conflict between the classical realistic tradition , established when Greece
dominated the Mediterranean ... unabated in various corners of the empire
including Greece , the Balkans , South Russia , and isolated monasteries like
Mount Sinai .

Author: Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)

Publisher: Penguin Putnam

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031504561

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 282

"Written by a team of the Gallery's own curators and visiting experts, Jewelry -- Ancient to Modern describes more than 700 pieces in special sections devoted to the Ancient near East, Egypt, Etruria, Greece, South Russia (Olbia), the Roman Empire, the nomadic tribes of the Migration Period, the Byzantine Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries."--Page 2 of cover.
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A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography Mythology and Geography

A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography  Mythology  and Geography

The city stood in the midst of a beautiful and fertile country , S . of Mount Aulon
and W . of the mouth of the Galaesus . ... ( From an ancient Gem . ) son of
Poseidon . ... Another the most powerful and flourishing city in the tradition relates
that , wishing to test the gods , whole of Magna Graecia , and exercised a kind he
cut his ...

Author: William Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW1ZOY

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 438

View: 129

Categories: Classical dictionaries

A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography Mythology Geography

A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography   Mythology   Geography

The city stood in the midst of a beautiful and fertile country , S. of Mount Aulon
and W. of the mouth of the Galaesus . ... From an ancient Gem . ... Another the
most powerful and flourishing city in the tradition relates that , wishing to test the
gods , whole of Magna Graecia , and exercised a kind he cut his son Pelops in
pieces ...

Author: William Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2C3S

Category: Classical biography

Page: 438

View: 390

Categories: Classical biography

A New Classical Lexicon of Biography Mythology and Geography including the pronunciation of proper names supported by authorities etc

A New Classical Lexicon of Biography  Mythology  and Geography  including the pronunciation of proper names supported by authorities  etc

Edom was , originally , the district of Mount Seir , Idalice Volucres , pigeons .
Hesychius interprets occupied by the descendants of Esau . Eidatious beautiful ,
elegant , " and D'An Idjia , " ' 18via , the daughter of Oceanus and ville thinks he ...

Author: Thomas Swinburne CARR

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019375961

Category:

Page: 510

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Classical mediaeval legendary

Classical  mediaeval  legendary

Banshee an iron instrument, threaded the crooked hole in the gem by the aid of a
worm, and returned the gifts to the queen. Then he bade a slave mount a wild
horse and gallop it about the plain till the sweat dripped from it, and this he
caught in the crystal goblet, and so filled ... Their son became king of Abyssinia
and according to the tradition still cherished there was the founder of the present
dynasty.

Author: William S. Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433019520919

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes

Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes

Only their memory is preserved by the texts in which the traditions of historical
and allegorical interpretation are carried on . ... hand , it appears almost
constantly , as we shall see , in the universal histories , as well as in the
mythological and allegorical handbooks which in a debased way continue the
late classical tradition . ... 23 . digito circumdatum ; hoc fuisse anulum et 85
Bibliotheca historica , I , 19 . hoc gemmam . ... The chains that fetter him on Mount
Caucasus 50 OLGA RAGGIO.

Author: Warburg Institute

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015796603

Category: Art

Page:

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Handbook of Roman Art

Handbook of Roman Art

... 169 Vesuvius , Mount , 49 ; eruption , 10 , 97 , 200 ; bronze lamps , 200 Vibius
Pansa , 168 Vicomagistri , frieze subject ... 39 , 44 ; gateway , 61 Windsor ,
portrait gem , 157 Winterton , wall - paintings , 112 women , and classical
tradition , 90 ...

Author: Martin Henig

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003279002

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 160

Examines the architecture, sculpture, murals, mosaics, jewelry, coins, pottery and glass produced in ancient Rome
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