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TESORI NASCOSTI (Hidden Treasures). {Half-title page: Tesori nascosti: Momenti di storia e di arte nelle antiche chiese della Romagna (Hidden Treasures: Mementos of History and Art in the Old Churches of Romagna).} Museo Nazionale del Complesso di San Vitale, Ravenna, 1991. Organized by Consorzio "Ravenna Capitale." Collana "Ravenna Capitale," 2. Published by Fabbri Editori, Milan. 302 pp. with 249 ills. (206 col.). 30 x 21 cm. In Italian.
Emphasizing the importance of Ravenna as an early medieval center of Byzantine influence in Italy, this scholarly catalogue provides an overview of the city's cultural, political and religious history through the presentation of some 140 seldom-exhibited works drawn mainly from the holdings of the region's renowned churches. An array of 26 texts examining diverse historical and cultural themes as well as individual treasures included in the exhibition complements substantial commentaries on the featured pieces, which include numerous manuscripts and liturgical objects as well as architectural fragments, mosaics, coins, textiles and paintings dating from the 2nd to the 20th century.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 300 A.D.-1400 — Several Media
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 023306
Paperbound $87.50    

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