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ROMAN SCULPTURE FROM LONDON AND THE SOUTH-EAST. Penny Coombe et al. Oxford University Press, 2015. Published in association with British Academy, London. Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani: Corpus of Sculpture of the Roman World -- Great Britain, 1. Fascicule, 10. 266 pp. with 442 ills. (41 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780197265710 In English.
Publisher's description: This, the tenth fascicule in the British section of the international series Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani, concerns Roman sculpture from south-east England. Over 200 individual items are catalogued, from the counties of Kent, Surrey and Hertfordshire, as well as from Greater London. In contrast to the rest of Britain, this region has yielded a substantial collection of marble and bronze statuary. The sculptures from the Temple of Mithras in London are notable highlights, as are the busts probably of the emperor Pertinax and his father from the villa at Lullingstone. The famous head of Hadrian from the Thames is one of only three bronze statues of that emperor from the entire Roman world. Scarcely less impressive is the limestone sculpture, which includes important funerary monuments and sarcophagi, alongside depictions of Classical and Romano-British deities. In the last of these categories, a Matronae relief with four rather than the usual three matrons, and several representations of a Hunter God are particularly intriguing. A substantial part of the book concerns architectural sculpture, in particular fragments of three major monuments: the quadrifrons arch at Richborough, and a small arch and screen from London.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean, Europe — Great Britain — Sculpture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 158443
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