The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

January 16, 2018|
The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery by Ellenor Alcorn
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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since the 19th century, each piece newly photographed to highlight the dazzling detail and show the works as they were originally made.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the persistent questions that swirl around these unique silver dishes, including where, when, and for whom they were originally made, what they were used for, and why the set was separated and scattered.
 
Julia Siemon is assistant research curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.    
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Title:The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.68 in
Published:January 16, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781588396396

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