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Ship Iconography in Mosaics

An aid to understanding ancient ships and their construction

£51.00
Author:
Zaraza Friedman
Publication Year:
2011
Language:
English
Paperback:
235pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
ISBN 10:
1407307584
ISBN:
9781407307589
BAR number:
S2202
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Mosaic surfaces (floor and/or wall) comprise one of the most accomplished art forms to develop in the Mediterranean region in antiquity. Each country surrounding the Mediterranean Basin added to the development of the techniques and repertoire, reflecting cultural development and diffusion. This work focuses on all aspects of ship iconography as represented on known mosaics from major and minor sites. Contents: Introduction; Mosaic Production and its Application to Ship Depictions; 'Catalogue of Ships' (including mosaics from Berenike (Egypt), Lod (Israel), Antioch (Turkey), Kelenderis/Aydincik (Turkey), Kenchreai (Greece), The Palestrina Nile Mosaic (Italy), Ostia/Piazzale Delle Corporazioni (Italy), Piazza Armerina (Sicily); Ship Archaeology; Ship Interpretation in Mosaics; Conclusions; Glossary.