Pottery, pavements, and paradise: iconographic and textual studies on late antiquity

"These essays on late antiquity traverse a territory in which Christian and pagan imagery and practices compete, coexist, and intermingle. The iconography of the most significant late antique ceramic, African red slip ware, is an important and relatively unexploited vehicle for documenting the...

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Authors: Hoek, Annewies van den 1943- (Author) ; Herrmann, John J. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Latin
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Published: Leiden [u.a.] Brill 2013
In: Vigiliae Christianae (122)
Year: 2013
Reviews:Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise. Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity (2015) (Bergmeier, Armin)
Series/Journal:Vigiliae Christianae Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 122
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Christian art / Late Antiquity
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Christian art and symbolism
B Christian literature, Early History and criticism
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Summary:"These essays on late antiquity traverse a territory in which Christian and pagan imagery and practices compete, coexist, and intermingle. The iconography of the most significant late antique ceramic, African red slip ware, is an important and relatively unexploited vehicle for documenting the diversity and interpenetration of late antique cultures. Literary texts and art in other media, particularly mosaics, provide imagery that complement and enhance the messages of the ceramics. Popular entertainments, pagan cults, mythic heroes, beasts, monsters, and biblical visions are themes dealt with on the patrician and popular levels. With interpretive supplements from these diverse realms, it is possible to achieve greater insight into the life, attitudes, and thought of Late Antiquity."--
ISBN:9004255389