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THE SALERNO IVORIES: OBJECTS, HISTORIES, CONTEXTS. Anthony Cutler et al. Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin, 2015. 528 pp. 27 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783786127307 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: The so-called Salerno ivories are comprised of more than 60 carved plaques datable between 11th and the 12th centuries, and they combine Islamic, Byzantine, Coptic, and western Christian features. They present superb craftsmanship and display numerous biblical scenes as well as portraits of saints and magnificent decorative ornaments. One of the most precious and impressive treasures of the cathedral of Salerno, they remain enigmatic as many questions remain concerning their date, place of production, patronage, function, and possible audience. This volume brings together articles written by scholars from various backgrounds and perspectives on medieval art. It presents the Salerno ivories in an interdisciplinary approach and sheds new light on the many unsolved questions about production techniques, specific iconographies, function and reception in the Norman cathedral of Salerno, and the ensemble's important position in mirroring the visual culture of the Mediterranean at the age of intense commercialism and cultural exchange.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168869
Hardcover $79.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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