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Shaky Ground Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art

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ISBN-10: 1474234666

ISBN-13: 9781474234665

Edition: 2015

Authors: Elizabeth Marlowe, Richard Hodges, Richard Hodges

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The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient artworks. This new scrutiny is applied to works currently on the market as well as to those acquired since (and despite) the 1970 UNESCO Convention, which aimed to prevent the trafficking in cultural property. When it comes to famous works that have been in major museums for many generations, however, the matter of their origins is rarely considered. Canonical pieces like the Barberini Togatus or the Fonseca bust of a Flavian lady appear in many scholarly studies and virtually every…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 4/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Richard Hodges, OBE, is Professor and Director of the Institute of World Archaeology, University of East Anglia, UK, and Director of the Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA. He is the editor of the Debates in Archaeology series; and his publications include Dark Age Economics, The Anglo-Saxon Achievement, Towns and Trade in the Age of Charlemagne, Goodbye to the Vikings and (as co-author) Villa to Village, all published by Bloomsbury.