The arts of Hephaestus. Metal masterpieces from Ancient Greece

The arts of Hephaestus. Metal masterpieces from Magna Graecia, edited by Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, Marina Rubinich, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2002, pp. 302, richly illustrated, 28 cm, br. and.

The volume accompanies the exhibition held in Trieste from 8 March to 28 July 2002, curated by a major scientific committee made up of numerous superintendents of Italian Archaeological Heritage and illustrious directors of foreign ancient art museums. As regards numismatics, the contributions of Attilio Stazio, Nicola Parise, Salvatore Garraffo, Katia Mannino appear of great scientific interest. The text aims to make the public aware not only of objects of high artistic value, often never exhibited before, but above all to lead to the knowledge of the extraordinary production of the Greek artisans of southern Italy who worked bronze, silver and silver. gold from the 6th to the 3rd century BC The selection criterion of the works is based not only on their aesthetic beauty, but also and above all on their ability to demonstrate the great technical skill achieved in the workshops of the bronze workers, goldsmiths, toreuts and coin makers of those centuries . Great importance is also reserved for the knowledge of the production methods and tools used by the Greeks who landed on the coasts of our peninsula. The subtitle of the book deliberately wants to indicate that the finds come from Magna Graecia understood in its maximum geographical extension, as peninsular Italy including Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria. Exceptions are some objects from Greek Sicily, chosen because they are irreplaceable.

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