Medusa's Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Medusa's Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

by Marina Belozerskaya

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199739318
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Emblems of Antiquity Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marina Belozerskaya is a cultural historian whose previous books include To Wake the Dead, The Medici Giraffe, The Arts of Tuscany, Luxury Arts of the Renaissance, and Rethinking the Renaissance: Burgundian Arts Across Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
2. Carved Gems and Romans
3. Constantinople: the Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked
4. Frederick II: the Quest for a New Roman Empire
5. Timur, the Conqueror of Asia
6. The Great Collectors of the Renaissance
7. In a Woman's Hands
8. Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples
9. Beauty Broken, Beauty Restored
Acknowledgments
Cast of Characters
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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