Shaky ground : context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art /

Marlowe, Elizabeth M.,

Shaky ground : context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art / Context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art Elizabeth Marlowe. - London : Bloomsbury, 2013. - x, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. - Debates in archaeology . - Debates in archaeology. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-156) and indexes.

Introduction : contradictions -- Histories modern and ancient -- Indifference to context -- Lessons learned and not learned -- Connoisseurship and class -- Red herrings -- Conclusions : best practices.

"Argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains."--Publishers website

9780715640647 (hbk.) 071564064X (hbk.)

2015458010

GBB461348 bnb

015984242 Uk


Art, Roman--Collectors and collecting.


Rome--Art--History.

N5760 / .M35 2013

709.37