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Portland Vase The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure

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ISBN-10: 0060511001

ISBN-13: 9780060511005

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robin Brooks

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For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is renowned for both its beauty and its mystery. In The Portland Vase, Robin Brooks takes us on a vivid journey across Europe and through the centuries, as this delicate piece of glass, less than ten inches in height, passes through the hands of a stunning cast of characters, including the first Roman emperor, Augustus; a notorious tomb raider; a reckless cardinal; a princess with a nasty gambling habit; the ceramics genius Josiah Wedgwood; the secretive Duchess of Portland; and a host…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The Lip
Prologue
The Body
Breaking
Making
Discovery
Cardinal Del Monte and Nicolas Fabri de Peiresc
The Pope
Galileo Galilei and Tommaso Campanella
Cassiano dal Pozzo and the Barberini
James Byres
James Tassie and John Keats
Sir William Hamilton
The Duchess and Mrs. Delaney
Josiah Wedgwood
The Dukes of Portland and the Duchess of Gordon
John Doubleday and Thomas Windus
John, Fifth Duke of Portland and John Northwood
Christie's
Restoration
The Emperor Augustus
Jerome Eisenberg and Susan Walker
The Base
Epilogue
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index