Book , Print in English

Women and visual replication in Roman imperial art and culture

Jennifer Trimble.
  • Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • xi, 486 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Eisenhower D Level
    NB1296.3 .T75 2011 c. 1
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  • "Why did Roman portrait statues, famed for their individuality, repeatedly employ the same body forms? The complex issue of the Roman copying of Greek 'originals' has so far been studied primarily from a formal and aesthetic viewpoint. Jennifer Trimble takes a broader perspective, considering archaeological, social historical and economic factors, and examines how these statues were made, bought and seen. To understand how Roman visual replication worked, Trimble focuses on the 'Large Herculaneum Woman' statue type, a draped female body particularly common in the second century CE and surviving in about two hundred examples, to assess how sameness helped to communicate a woman's social identity. She demonstrates how visual replication in the Roman Empire thus emerged as a means of constructing social power and articulating dynamic tensions between empire and individual localities"--
  • Origins
  • Production
  • Replication
  • Portraiture
  • Space
  • Difference
  • Endings
  • Appendix. Dating the statues.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9780521825153
  • 0521825156
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011019854
  • OCLC: 149240687
  • OCLC: 149240687