The Night Watchman

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199739318
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979356 | DOI:

Series: Emblems of Antiquity

The Night Watchman

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In the course of the 20th century the Tazza was twice a target of assault, the second of which broke the nearly-perfectly preserved bowl into shards. The story of this attack is told here for the first time, based on archival documents.

Keywords: assault; vandalism; art restoration; Naples Museum; taste

Chapter.  3280 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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