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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.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-443-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 214
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 47
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-443-1
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The Ludovisi throne is one of the most 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. This article is useful as much for its clear discussion of the problems scholars have raised with the authenticity of both pieces separately and their connection to each other. Students of classical art will find this a clear overview with pictures and sketches of the famous reliefs.

The Ludovisi throne is one of the most 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. This article is useful as much for its clear discussion of the problems scholars have raised with the authenticity of both pieces separately and their connection to each other. Students of classical art will find this a clear overview with pictures and sketches of the famous reliefs.

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L. D. Caskey

  • THE LUDOVISI RELIEF AND ITS COMPANION PIECE IN BOSTON [PLATES IV-V] (page 5)