Early Hellenistic Portraiture: Image, Style, Context

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Peter Schultz, Ralf von den Hoff
Cambridge University Press, Sep 24, 2007 - Art - 312 pages
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Examines the styles and contexts of portrait statues produced during one of the most dynamic eras of Western art, the early Hellenistic age. Often seen as the beginning of the Western tradition in portraiture, this historical period is here subjected to a rigorous interdisciplinary analysis. Using a variety of methodologies from a wide range of fields - anthropology, numismatics, epigraphy, archaeology, history, and literary criticism - an international team of experts investigates the problems of origins, patronage, setting, and meanings that have consistently marked this fascinating body of ancient material culture.

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Contents

Praxiteles and FourthCentury Athenian Portraiture
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Attic Grave Reliefs and Portrait Sculpture in FourthCentury Athens
34
Style and Perception of Early Hellenistic
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About the author (2007)

Peter Schultz is assistant professor of art history at Concordia College. He is the co-editor of Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Ritual, Context, Iconography and the author of several articles on Athenian sculpture.

Ralf von den Hoff is Chair of the Archaeological Institute of the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. He is the author of Philosphenportrats des Fruh- und Hochhellenismus and numerous articles on Greek art.

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