Discs of Splendor: The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans

Discs of Splendor: The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans

by Alexandra A. Carpino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299189902

ISBN-13: 9780299189907

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

The Etruscans, whose culture flourished in Italy from the late eighth century B.C.E. to the first century B.C.E, produced some of the most sumptuous bronze and silver mirrors found in the ancient Mediterranean. Mirrors with relief decorations on their reverse sides are extremely rare and uniquely Etruscan. Their designs inform us about artistic styles and

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Overview

The Etruscans, whose culture flourished in Italy from the late eighth century B.C.E. to the first century B.C.E, produced some of the most sumptuous bronze and silver mirrors found in the ancient Mediterranean. Mirrors with relief decorations on their reverse sides are extremely rare and uniquely Etruscan. Their designs inform us about artistic styles and supplement our understanding of Etruscan culture and taste. The subjects illustrated on the mirrors give important insights into Etruscan mythology, beliefs, and cultural values, filling the vacuum left by the loss of most of their literary record.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299189907
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction3
1The Relief Mirrors from the Fifth Century B.C.E.9
No. 1The Mlacuch Mirror9
No. 2The Thesan Mirror17
No. 3The Paris Mirror22
No. 4The Pheltuce Mirror29
No. 5The Chaluchasu Mirror35
2The Relief Mirrors from the Fourth Century B.C.E.42
No. 6The Delivery Mirror45
No. 7The Prumathe Mirror46
No. 8The Alchumena Mirror55
No. 9The Menerva Mirror59
3A Relief Mirror from the Third Century B.C.E.65
No. 10The Skylla Mirror66
4The Relief Mirrors of Doubtful Antiquity: The Dubitanda73
No. 11The Judgment Mirror74
No. 12The Florence Mirror78
No. 13The New York Mirror78
No. 14The Geneva Mirror79
No. 15The Athens Mirror79
No. 16The Cambridge Mirror80
Nos. 12-16Discussion and Analysis81
Conclusions83
Appendix99
Notes103
Bibliography141
Index149

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