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Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the geographic range, stylistic progression and technical development of art in the classical world, and a second essay briefly relates tales of conservation and the provenance of some of the featured objects. In the main body of the book, the highlighted artworks are ...
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Overview

Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the geographic range, stylistic progression and technical development of art in the classical world, and a second essay briefly relates tales of conservation and the provenance of some of the featured objects. In the main body of the book, the highlighted artworks are grouped into five broad themes: Myth and Religion, Heroes and Warriors, Love and Loss, Daily Life and Beasts and Beauties. Celebrated mosaics, statues and vases share the stage with less familiar jewelry, coins and glassware, with each piece accompanied by a concise discussion of its artistic creation and cultural context. Both common themes and distinctions emerge in cross-cultural discussions of topics such as war and politics, commemoration of the dead, sports and entertainment and the human form, providing rich insight into the astonishing civilizations that produced and used these fascinating objects so many centuries ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878467280
  • Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Kondoleon is Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Table of Contents

Director's Foreword 7

The Classical World: From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity Christine Kondoleon Kondoleon, Christine Richard A. Grossmann Grossmann, Richard A. 11

Myth and Religion 25

Epic Heroes and Ancient Warriors 55

Love and Loss 81

Daily Life: From Labor to Leisure 111

Beasts and Beauties 145

App Conserving Classical Art Pamela Hatchfield Hatchfield, Pamela 181

Maps 187

Further Reading 190

Figure Illustrations 192

Index 193

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