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Title: The Color of Ivory. Polychromy on Byzantine Ivories
Description: Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1998. xii + 129 pp, with 16 illustrations in color and 12 in b/w, publisher's cloth and dust jacket. New copy. "Carolyn Connor's book, a survey of the results of her Byzantine ivories project, deals with the issue conclusively. She proves finally that late antique and Byzantine ivories were painted and gilded " Carolyn Connor shows here that Byzantine ivory carvings--often assumed to have been monochromatic--were originally brightly colored. Most ivories today show no obvious traces of paint or stain, and many scholars believe that the Byzantines preferred the aesthetic of ivory's natural, creamy color. However, Connor's close examination of one hundred Late Antique and Byzantine ivories reveals that artists frequently colored ivories in bright hues of red, blue, green, and gold.

Keywords: antiques antiek|archeologie

Price: EUR 65.00 = appr. US$ 70.65 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 12166