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Title :

'Unfinished portrait heads' on later Roman sarcophagi : some new perspectives

Author :
HUSKINSON, Janet ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Studies heads on Roman sarcophagi which appear to have been left in a state of preparation, roughly blocked out. It is usually assumed that they were awaiting the addition of particular facial features which would have turned them into portraits. After briefly outlining evidence for the status of the face in Roman commemorative culture, Huskinson reviews the range of material and the explanations given to date, and then attempts to identify some positive ways of evaluating this unfinished state and possible approaches to the questions raised. The examples considered are from sarcophagi made in or around the city of Rome, during the 2nd-4th cs., including Christian as well as non-Christian examples. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Antiquité tardive ; Inachevé ; Italie ; Paléochrétien (art) ; Portrait ; Roma (ITA) ; Sarcophage ; Sculpture ; 100-400 ;
Descriptors :
Early Christian ; Italy ; Late Antique ; Portraits ; Roma (ITA) ; Sarcophagi ; Sculpture ; Unfinished ; 100-400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Papers of the British School at Rome, 1998, 66
INIST identifier :
24997992 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0068-2462 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
British School at Rome, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;