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Medusas Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese (Emblems of Antiquity)
Medusas Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese (Emblems of Antiquity) Marina Belozerskaya 0199739315 9780199739318 The banded agate bowl known as the Tazza Farnese is one of the most famous and admired objects from classical antiquity.
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Medusas Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese (Emblems of Antiquity) by Marina Belozerskaya

The banded agate bowl known as the Tazza Farnese is one of the most famous and admired objects from classical antiquity. That it has survived at all is a miracle. In this, the first book-length account of the life of this renowned masterpiece, art historian Marina Belozerskaya takes readers on a fascinating trip through history that spans two millennia and journeys from the court of Cleopatra to the sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, from Samarqand of Tamerlaneto Renaissance Florence under Lorenzo de Medici, from Baroque Rome to Enlightenment Naples. Along the way, the reader encounters the illustrious as well as the shady figures who have come into contact with this prized artifact, from emperors and conquerors, popes and princes, and artists like Botticelli andRaphael, to forgers, thieves, and a disgruntled museum guard who nearly destroyed the Tazza for all posterity. Through the prism of this most precious bowl, Medusas Gaze brings history vividly and intimately to life.

Author: Marina Belozerskaya

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 312

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2012-10-02

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ISBN: 0199739315


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