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Roman Sculpture from the North West Midlands (Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani/Corpus of Sculpture of the Roman World)

ISBN13: 9780197262900
ISBN: 0197262902
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $125.0
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages: 140
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This is the first comprehensive catalogue of the sculpture from this region of Roman Britain. The sculptures were carved locally, and provide an index of Romanisation in the far north-west of the Roman Empire--in particular at Devra (Chester), Viroconium (Wroxeter), and at Letcetum (Wall, Staffs). The works range in quality from highly accomplished and decorative altars and tombstones, to rather ham-fisted efforts which hint that it was not always possible to attract sculptors to these relatively remote places. Such factors are discussed in an extended introduction.