Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi: Art and Social History

Hardcover | December 5, 2015

byJanet Huskinson

not yet rated|write a review
"This is the first full study of Roman strigillated sarcophagi, which are the largest group of decorated marble sarcophagi to survive in the city of Rome. Characterized by panels of carved fluting - hence the description 'strigillated', after the curved strigil used by Roman bathers to scrape off oil - and limited figure scenes, they were produced from the mid-second to the early fifth century AD, and thus cover a critical period in Rome, from empire to early Christianity. Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi focuses on their rich potential as an historical source for exploring the social and cultural life of the city in the later empire."

Pricing and Purchase Info

$135.00

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

"This is the first full study of Roman strigillated sarcophagi, which are the largest group of decorated marble sarcophagi to survive in the city of Rome. Characterized by panels of carved fluting - hence the description 'strigillated', after the curved strigil used by Roman bathers to scrape off oil - and limited figure scenes, they w...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1 inPublished:December 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199203245

ISBN - 13:9780199203246

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi: Art and Social History

Reviews