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The Art of Roman Britain: New in Paperback

ISBN13: 9780415151368
ISBN: 0415151368
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $130.0
Publisher: Routledge
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Pages: 224
Average Goodreads rating: 4.80/5 (5 ratings)

With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia--particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity--rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major arts--stone and bronze statuary, wall-painting and mosaics--and such applied arts as jewelery-making, silversmithing, furniture design, figure pottery, figurines and appliques. The author explains how the various workshops were organized, the part played by patronage and the changes that occurred in the fourth century.