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The Silver Caesars : a Renaissance mystery, edited by Julia Siemon

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The Silver Caesars : a Renaissance mystery
Title
The Silver Caesars
Title remainder
a Renaissance mystery
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julia Siemon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The twelve silver-gilt cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze - magnificent examples of 16th-century European goldsmithing in size, design, and quality of execution - feature figures and scenes from Roman historian Suetonius's classic work The Twelve Caesars, all rendered in minute, intricate relief. Dispersed in the 1860s, the tazze were reunited in 2014 for the first time since the 19th century, each piece newly photographed to highlight the dazzling detail and show the works as they were originally made. The accompanying essays, written by a team of scholars from around the world, explore the persistent questions that swirl around these unique silver dishes, including where, when, and for whom they were originally made, what they were used for, and why the set was separated and scattered
  • "The twelve monumental silver-gilt standing cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze constitute perhaps the most enigmatic masterpiece of Renaissance European metalwork. Topped with statuettes of the Twelve Caesars, the tazze are decorated with marvelously detailed scenes illustrating the lives of those ancient Roman rulers. The work's origin is unknown, and the ensemble was divided in the nineteenth century and widely dispersed, greatly hampering study. This volume, based on a groundbreaking symposium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines topics ranging from the tazze's representation of the ancient world to their fate in the hands of nineteenth-century collectors, and presents newly discovered archival material and advanced scientific findings. The distinguished essayists propose answers to critical questions that have long surrounded the set and shed light on the stature of Renaissance goldsmiths' work as an art form, making this a major contribution to the study of Renaissance silver." -- Publisher's description
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NNFr/DLC
Dewey number
739.2/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK7233
LC item number
.S55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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2014
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  • Siemon, Julia
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor
  • Colloquium on the Aldobrandini Tazze
Series statement
The Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia
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  • Clement
  • Clement
  • Clement
  • Silverwork
  • Silverwork
  • Aldobrandini tazze
  • Aldobrandini tazze
  • Emperors
  • Emperors
  • Aldobrandini tazze
  • Art
  • Emperors
  • Silverwork
  • Italy
  • Rome (Empire)
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The Silver Caesars : a Renaissance mystery, edited by Julia Siemon
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Note
The essays in this volume grew out of a symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on June 18 and 19, 2014. An exhibition of the same title was held at the Metropolitan Museum from December 12, 2017 through March 11, 2018, and at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, from April 18 through July 21, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-217)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Plates, with excerpts from The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by C. Suetonius Tranquillus / translated by Mary Beard -- Suetonius, the Silver Caesars, and mistaken identities / Mary Beard -- Renaissance intellectual culture, antiquarianism, and visual sources / Julia Siemon -- Tracing the origin of the Aldobrandini Tazze / Julia Siemon -- Goldsmithing and commemorative gifts north of the Alps / Wolfram Koeppe -- Tazze: questions of their use and display / Michèle Bimbenet-Privat -- The Aldobrandini Tazze in context: collecting silver in Rome around 1600 / Stefanie Walker -- The Dodici Tazzoni Grandi in the Aldobrandini Collection / Xavier F. Salomon -- The nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of the Tazze / Ellenor Alcorn and Timothy Schroder -- Technical analysis of the Aldobrandini Tazze / Linda Borsch, Federico Carò, and Mark T. Wypyski
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781588396396
Lccn
2017041409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1017775455
  • (OCoLC)on1017775455
Label
The Silver Caesars : a Renaissance mystery, edited by Julia Siemon
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
The essays in this volume grew out of a symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on June 18 and 19, 2014. An exhibition of the same title was held at the Metropolitan Museum from December 12, 2017 through March 11, 2018, and at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, from April 18 through July 21, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-217)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Plates, with excerpts from The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by C. Suetonius Tranquillus / translated by Mary Beard -- Suetonius, the Silver Caesars, and mistaken identities / Mary Beard -- Renaissance intellectual culture, antiquarianism, and visual sources / Julia Siemon -- Tracing the origin of the Aldobrandini Tazze / Julia Siemon -- Goldsmithing and commemorative gifts north of the Alps / Wolfram Koeppe -- Tazze: questions of their use and display / Michèle Bimbenet-Privat -- The Aldobrandini Tazze in context: collecting silver in Rome around 1600 / Stefanie Walker -- The Dodici Tazzoni Grandi in the Aldobrandini Collection / Xavier F. Salomon -- The nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of the Tazze / Ellenor Alcorn and Timothy Schroder -- Technical analysis of the Aldobrandini Tazze / Linda Borsch, Federico Carò, and Mark T. Wypyski
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781588396396
Lccn
2017041409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1017775455
  • (OCoLC)on1017775455

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