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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

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)

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