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archaeology, underwater

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The potential richness of the sea for salvage or accidental finding of sunken valuables was recognized from earliest times, but the possibility of defining meaningful groups of wrecked...

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Art Market

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Economic History.

Before offering an account of its historical development, it is first necessary to define what is meant by art market. An art market differs from the situation in which art ...

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bronze

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Alloy of copper and tin used for architectural ornament, doors and door-furniture, funerary monuments, grilles and railings, wall-plaques (commemorative or not), window-frames, etc. It is...

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Nude

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Unlike classical authors the Byz. tried to avoid describing the naked body: a typical example of Byz. caution is Niketas Choniates' reference to the statue of Athena in Constantinople,...

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Phidias

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(5th century bc), Athenian sculptor. He is noted for the Elgin marbles and his vast statue of Zeus at Olympia (c.430), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Rhegium

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A Chalcidian colony in S. Italy (see Chalcis; colonization, Greek), founded c.720 bc and reinforced by Messenians (see Messenia) c.600 bc; it dominated the Straits of Messina (see Messana)....

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sculpture

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — History.

A work of art carried out in three dimensions. There are four basic processes: carving (in stone, wood, etc); modelling in clay; modelling in clay or wax and then casting in bronze;...

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