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Introduction

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199739318
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0000

Series: Emblems of Antiquity

Introduction

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The Introduction briefly outlines the history of the Tazza and its changing fortunes from a prized possession of the mightiest rulers to little known ancient artifact today. It acknowledges the gaps in evidence and the approach taken in this study—cultural history that seeks to reconstruct the locations the bowl inhabited, the characters it enthralled, and the significance it held for them.

Keywords: wonder; greed; cultural history; collecting; passion

Chapter.  994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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