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archaeology, underwater

archaeology, underwater  

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The potential richness of the sea for salvage or accidental finding of sunken valuables was recognized from earliest times, but the possibility of defining meaningful groups of wrecked material or ...
Art Market

Art Market  

Before offering an account of its historical development, it is first necessary to define what is meant by art market. An art market differs from the situation in which art ...
bronze

bronze  

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Alloy of copper and tin used for architectural ornament, doors and door-furniture, funerary monuments, grilles and railings, wall-plaques (commemorative or not), window-frames, etc. It is also used ...
Nude

Nude  

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Unlike classical authors the Byz. tried to avoid describing the naked body: a typical example of Byz. caution is Niketas Choniates' reference to the statue of Athena in Constantinople, which ...
Phidias

Phidias  

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(5th century bc), Athenian sculptor. He is noted for the Elgin marbles and his vast statue of Zeus at Olympia (c.430), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Rhegium

Rhegium  

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A Chalcidian colony in S. Italy (see Chalcis; colonization, Greek), founded c.720 bc and reinforced by Messenians (see Messenia) c.600 bc; it dominated the Straits of Messina (see Messana). In ...
Riace bronzes

Riace bronzes   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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1,317 words
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Two ancient Greek over life-size bronze statues of naked warriors (Reggio Calabria, Mus. N.). They were discovered underwater

Riace Warriors

Riace Warriors   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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660 words
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The Riace Warriors are two life-size bronze statues of heroized warriors with nude powerful bodies and bearded mature faces, originally

Riace Bronzes

Riace Bronzes   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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295 words

(mid-5th century bc; Reggio di Calabria, Mus. Nazionale).

These two bronze statues, found in 1972 off the coast of

‘Riace warriors’

‘Riace warriors’   Reference library

Antony J. S. Spawforth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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92 words

two masterpieces of Greek bronze-casting, from (it seems) an ancient *shipwreck; found off the toe of Italy in 1972...

sculpture

sculpture  

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A work of art carried out in three dimensions. There are four basic processes: carving (in stone, wood, etc); modelling in clay; modelling in clay or wax and then casting in bronze; constructing—a ...

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