Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture: Contexts, Subjects, and Styles

Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture: Contexts, Subjects, and Styles

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by Sheila Dillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521854989

ISBN-13: 9780521854986

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a new approach to the history of Greek portraiture by focusing on portraits without names. Sheila Dillon considers the few original bronze and marble portrait statues preserved from the Classical and Hellenistic periods together with the large number of Greek portraits known only through Roman copies. This study calls into question two basic tenets

Overview

This book offers a new approach to the history of Greek portraiture by focusing on portraits without names. Sheila Dillon considers the few original bronze and marble portrait statues preserved from the Classical and Hellenistic periods together with the large number of Greek portraits known only through Roman copies. This study calls into question two basic tenets of Greek portraiture: first, that it was only in the late Hellenistic period, under Roman influence, that Greek portraits exhibited a wide range of styles, including descriptive realism; and second, that in most cases, one can easily tell a subject's public role from the visual traits used in this portrait. The sculptures studied here instead show that the proliferation of portrait styles takes place much earlier, in the late Classical period, and that the identity expressed by these portraits is much more complex and layered than has previously been realized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521854986
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Facing up to anonymity; 2. Making portraits of the Greeks; 3. Displaying portraits of the Greeks; 4. The appearance of Greek portraits; 5. Greek portraits in practice.

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