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A Roman vessel for cosmetics: form, decoration, and subjectivity in the muse Casket

Abstract:

In 1793, laborers digging a well at the foot of the Esquiline hill in Rome came upon the ruins of an ancient house and buried therein what proved to be the largest and most spectacular silver treasure from antiquity discovered up to that time. The known surviving items of the so-called Esquiline Treasure—probably made in the second half of the fourth century CE and concealed by its last owners sometime in late antiquity to protect it from marauders or invading barbarians, but surely intended ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Byzantine and Modern Greek
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8378-4880

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Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Pages:
50-80
Series:
Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology
Host title:
Vessels: The Object as Container
Chapter number:
2
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-11-01
DOI:
EISBN:
9780192568731
Source identifiers:
1048166
ISBN:
9780198832577
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1048166
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uuid:101d3c1d-2025-4700-8a5b-40bed7bbb769
Local pid:
pubs:1048166
Deposit date:
2019-08-30

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