Arthur Kingsley Porter here traces the roots of Renaissance sculpture to the smaller decorative sculptures found on the outside of churches and other buildings beginning around the turn of the first millennium A.D.
In this article Harriet Boyd Hawes, groundbreaking archaeologist, nurse, and relief worker, suggests that the reliefs are the adornments of a couch-altar that stood in the sanctuary which Themistocles restored for the Lycomids at Phlya..
This paper reviews these competing theories of the definition of 'Gothic' and the way in which this style developed, presenting an overview of the difficulties involved in assigning a single name to a developing form of human expression
The Ludovisi throne is a famous works of early Classical sculpture, a white marble chair covered with bas relief. This article compares the Ludovisi throne to a similar piece in Boston, arguing that the two works are companion pieces.
Lester B. Holland, professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the puzzle of Doric entablature, suggesting that the persistence of the form of the entablature is due to its mimicry of earlier fortifications.
Frothingham presents an ambitious overview of the development of orientation, or the directionality of sacrifice, prayer, and ritual, played a key role in ancient ceremonies, in the practice of ancient religions.
In this paper John Bonnel argues that the representation of the serpent in Eden as having a human head originated in the mystery plays of the 13th century, where the serpent was played by an actor and had a head.
This piece includes the text, translation, and commentary for a long inscription found on the temple of Artemis and shorter honorific inscriptions on cylindrical stelai found in the ancient city, all dating from the 4th century BC.
William Dinsmoor, one of the experts who directed the first reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis, here sets out the process by which he was able to piece the gables of the Propylaia together from surviving fragments.
In this site report Armstrong presents the surviving evidence for both the Volscian remains and the subsequent Roman settlement including sections on the inscriptions, site topography and history, and plans.
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