Deliciae Fictiles IV

Deliciae Fictiles IV

Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy : Images of Gods, Monsters and Heroes : Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Rome and Syracuse, October 21-25, 2009

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In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of gods and heroes, legendary battles and mythical animals, as well as large volutes and palmettes.
In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of gods and heroes, legendary battles and mythical animals, as well as large volutes and palmettes. The fourth edition of the Deliciae Fictiles conferences focused on this specific class of mostly handmade terracotta roof decoration from Etruria and Central Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily. The volume contains sixty contributions, publishing new material, new findings and many new reconstructions of this highly rare material from all over Italy from the Archaic period into the Hellenistic times. A vast bibliography and over seven hundred illustrations, many of which in colour, provide reference material for scholars and students of archaeology, ancient architecture and technique, art history and iconography.

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It was decided to narrow the focus of the fourth conference to hand-made terracotta roof decorations in temples in ancient Central Italy, Campania and Magna Graecia, and Sicily. Among the topics are identifying terracotta bird-women in Central Italy, the winged horses on the Ara della Regina temple at Tarquinia, architectural terracottas from the Sanctuary of the Dolphins on Monte Pallano, the sanctuary to the west of the Santa Venera, and a new reconstruction of an acroterial statue of young Apollo from Veii. Nine of the 61 papers are in English, the rest in Italian. There is no index. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Oxford ; Oakville : Oxbow Books, 2011
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9781842176115
1842176110
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 633 pages, [16] pages of color plates) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Lulof, Patricia S.
Rescigno, Carlo

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