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  • Record Number: 12542
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hanson , John.
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  • Title: Erotic Imagery on Byzantine Ivory Caskets
  • Source: Desire and Denial in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-First Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1997.  Edited by Liz James. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Publications 6.  Variorum (Ashgate Publishing), 1999.  Pages 171 - 184.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Byzantium Ivories Rape in Art Sexuality in Art
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Seven Figures. Figure One Ivory casket showing details of the "Expulsion and Labors of Adam and Eve" (Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art). Figure Two Ivory casket showing details of "The Rape of Europa" (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Three Ivory Casket showing details of "The Rape of a Lapith Woman" (Cividale, Museo Archaeologico). Figure Four Ivory casket showing details of "Ares and Aphrodite; Erotes with Animals" (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Five Ivory casket showing details of "Joseph and Potiphar's Wife" (Sens, Cathedral Treasury). Figure Six Ivory mirror cover showing "Attack on the Tower of Love" (Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery). Figure Seven Ivory comb showing "Courtship Scenes" (London, Victoria and Albert Museum).
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860787885
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