Relief Sculpture of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Hardcover | March 31, 2005

byBrian Cook

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The site of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was rediscovered and partially excavated by C. T. Newton's expedition in 1865-6, and has been cleared completely by the Danish Archaeological Expedition to Bodrum (1966-76). Most of the fragments of reliefsculpture have not been published before. The larger pieces, including slabs formerly incorporated in the Castle at Bodrum, are well known, but new, detailed photographs are published here for the first time.The Introduction includes a history of the site and the reliefs, with a new hypothesis on their location in the castle, a critique of Newton's accounts of his excavation, and a definitive rebuttal of many attempts made over the past century to attribute the reliefs to the sculptors named by Plinyand Vitruvius as responsible for decorating the four sides of the building, attempts now seen to be mistaken in method and misleading in results.

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The site of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was rediscovered and partially excavated by C. T. Newton's expedition in 1865-6, and has been cleared completely by the Danish Archaeological Expedition to Bodrum (1966-76). Most of the fragments of reliefsculpture have not been published before. The lar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.66 inPublished:March 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198132123

ISBN - 13:9780198132127

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. The Mausoleum Friezes before 1855II. Newton and the MausoleumIII. The Sculptors of the Mausoleum FriezesIV. Technical DetailsScientific AppendixKeith Matthews: CatalogueThe Amazon FriezeThe Centaur FriezeThe CoffersUnclassified fragmentsThe Chariot Frieze