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The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina : early evidence of Egyptian religion in Italy, by P.G.P. Meyboom

Label
The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina : early evidence of Egyptian religion in Italy
Title
The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina
Title remainder
early evidence of Egyptian religion in Italy
Statement of responsibility
by P.G.P. Meyboom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The famous Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, ancient Praeneste in central Italy, dating to c. 100 BC, is one of the earliest large mosaics which have been preserved from the classical world. It presents a unique, comprehensive picture of Egypt and Nubia. The interpretation of the mosaic is disputed, suggestions ranging from an exotic decoration to a topographical picture or a religious allegory. The present study demonstrates that the mosaic depicts rituals connected with Isis and Osiris and the yearly Nile flood. The presence of these Egyptian religious scenes at Praeneste can be explained by the assimilation of Isis and Fortuna, the tutelary goddess of Praeneste, and by the interpretation of the mosaic as a symbol of divine providence" -- Book cover
Cataloging source
PU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyboom, P. G. P
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nile mosaic (Palestrina)
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Egypt
  • Palestrina (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Mosaics, Ancient
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Label
The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina : early evidence of Egyptian religion in Italy, by P.G.P. Meyboom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This paperback was originally published in hardback as Volume 121 in the series Religions in the Graeco-Roman World"--title page verso
  • Reprint of the 1995 hardback edition
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rda
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The reconstruction of the original mosaic -- The original location and date of the mosaic -- Description -- Interpretation -- The function of the Nile Mosaic -- The workshop -- The cultural background -- Appendices: 1: The onokenaura -- 2: The Thoantes -- 3: The nabous -- 4: The tigris -- 5: The choiropithekos -- 6: The murmekoleon -- 7: The symbolism of the eagle in connection with Osiris and the Nile flood -- 8: Representations of the tomb of Osiris in the reliefs of Hadrian's gate at Philae -- 9: The geography of the temple and tomb of Osiris in relation to the rituals -- 10: The representations of the funeral procession of Osiris and Sokaris at Dendera -- 11: The funeral procession of Osiris in the Nile Mosaic -- 12: The feasts of the Nile flood and the new year in the Canopus decree and the Assuan stele -- 13: Pygmies and dwarfs in Nilotic scenes -- 14: The use of Egyptian motifs as control marks on Roman Republican coins -- 15: The mysterious goddess on the denarius of M. Plaetorius Cestianus of 67 B.C. -- 16: Relations between Ptolemaic Egypt and Rome -- 17: The owners of the Casa del Fauno at Pompeii -- 18: Pompeian and related fish mosaics -- 19: Illustrate papyrus scrolls -- 20: The rendering of landscape and spatial depth in Greek art -- 21: Chorography and topography as pictorial genres
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 409 pages, 98 pages of plates
Isbn
9789004283848
Isbn Type
(paperback, 2016)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina : early evidence of Egyptian religion in Italy, by P.G.P. Meyboom
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This paperback was originally published in hardback as Volume 121 in the series Religions in the Graeco-Roman World"--title page verso
  • Reprint of the 1995 hardback edition
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rda
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The reconstruction of the original mosaic -- The original location and date of the mosaic -- Description -- Interpretation -- The function of the Nile Mosaic -- The workshop -- The cultural background -- Appendices: 1: The onokenaura -- 2: The Thoantes -- 3: The nabous -- 4: The tigris -- 5: The choiropithekos -- 6: The murmekoleon -- 7: The symbolism of the eagle in connection with Osiris and the Nile flood -- 8: Representations of the tomb of Osiris in the reliefs of Hadrian's gate at Philae -- 9: The geography of the temple and tomb of Osiris in relation to the rituals -- 10: The representations of the funeral procession of Osiris and Sokaris at Dendera -- 11: The funeral procession of Osiris in the Nile Mosaic -- 12: The feasts of the Nile flood and the new year in the Canopus decree and the Assuan stele -- 13: Pygmies and dwarfs in Nilotic scenes -- 14: The use of Egyptian motifs as control marks on Roman Republican coins -- 15: The mysterious goddess on the denarius of M. Plaetorius Cestianus of 67 B.C. -- 16: Relations between Ptolemaic Egypt and Rome -- 17: The owners of the Casa del Fauno at Pompeii -- 18: Pompeian and related fish mosaics -- 19: Illustrate papyrus scrolls -- 20: The rendering of landscape and spatial depth in Greek art -- 21: Chorography and topography as pictorial genres
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 409 pages, 98 pages of plates
Isbn
9789004283848
Isbn Type
(paperback, 2016)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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