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The So-Called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani (Iconological Studies in Roman Art , No 1) (Iconological Studies in Roman Art , No 1) Frank G. J. M. Muller

The So-Called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani (Iconological Studies in Roman Art , No 1) (Iconological Studies in Roman Art , No 1)

Frank G. J. M. Muller

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9789050632461
Hardcover
179 pages
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In this iconological study, the author demonstrates the invalidity of the current interpretation of the relief on the so-called Peleus and Thetis sarcophagus in the Villa Albani in Rome, an interpretation which goes back to Winckelmann. By applying aMoreIn this iconological study, the author demonstrates the invalidity of the current interpretation of the relief on the so-called Peleus and Thetis sarcophagus in the Villa Albani in Rome, an interpretation which goes back to Winckelmann. By applying a modern art-historical method, he arives at a fundamentally new interpretation. It becomes clear that the splendid sarcophagus in the Villa Albani is highly characteristic of academic art of the Hadrianic era. The unique nature of the representation on the Albani sarcophagus, which consists mainly of allegorical figures, makes it an excellent point of entry for the interpretation of mythological scenes applied in a funerary context.