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The Resource Divine interiors : mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, Eric M. Moormann

Divine interiors : mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, Eric M. Moormann

Label
Divine interiors : mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries
Title
Divine interiors
Title remainder
mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries
Statement of responsibility
Eric M. Moormann
Title variation
Mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Divine Interiors is an investigation into the decoration of Greek and Roman temples with wall paintings. Mighty marble facades, sculptures and paintings played an important role in relation to these monuments. While the official temples, which were connected to the city or state, usually had a simple but solemn appearance, the more popular buildings were true multi-color expressions of religiosity. Scenes from the life of the revered deity, supporters and practitioners of the cult, or of plants and animals could carry visitors of the shrines away to different worlds. It is also striking to find in the vast Greco-Roman world that there are many similarities between often widely separated temples. The wall paintings were characterized by stylistic and taste changes, but they had the same look everywhere. Besides using archeological remains, this book also uses the texts of antiquity, whose descriptions of the monuments provide additional information
Cataloging source
JHE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moormann, Eric M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English with extensive quotations in Latin and Ancient Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Amsterdam archaeological studies
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mural painting and decoration, Greek
  • Mural painting and decoration, Roman
  • Shrines
  • Shrines
  • Temples
  • Temples, Roman
  • Greece
  • Rome
Label
Divine interiors : mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, Eric M. Moormann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paintings described in ancient texts -- Paintings found in public temples of the Greek world -- Paintings found in public temples in Roman Italy -- Paintings in provincial Roman temples across the Alps -- The eastern half of the empire and North Africa -- Painted shrines dedicated to the Roman emperor -- Roman shrines housing non-Roman cults -- Dura Europos : a case-study -- Final remarks
Control code
ocn781640057
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
vii, 259 p.
Isbn
9789089642615
Lccn
2012424696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Divine interiors : mural paintings in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, Eric M. Moormann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paintings described in ancient texts -- Paintings found in public temples of the Greek world -- Paintings found in public temples in Roman Italy -- Paintings in provincial Roman temples across the Alps -- The eastern half of the empire and North Africa -- Painted shrines dedicated to the Roman emperor -- Roman shrines housing non-Roman cults -- Dura Europos : a case-study -- Final remarks
Control code
ocn781640057
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
vii, 259 p.
Isbn
9789089642615
Lccn
2012424696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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