• Remembering the Righteous: Sarcophagus Sculpture and Jewish Patrons in the Roman World (Full Text)

    Author(s):
    Sean Burrus (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Ancient Jew Review, Jewish Studies, Late Antiquity, Roman archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Ancient history, Art history, Death, Jewish history, Roman art
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    Duke University
    Tag(s):
    Identity and Otherness, Jewish, Roman art, Roman Sculpture, Sarcophagi
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65H30
    Abstract:
    A Ph.D. dissertation considering nearly 200 sarcophagi from the late ancient necropoleis of Jewish communities at Beth She'arim and Rome. This corpus captures a wide range of the possibilities open to Jewish patrons as they went about acquiring or commissioning a sarcophagus and sculptural program. The variety reflects not only the different geographic and cultural realities of diaspora and home, but also the immense diversity characteristic of the myriad visual and cultural resources of the Roman world. In order to make sense of this diversity, I contextualize the styles and motifs favored by Jewish patrons according to the cultural resources they engage, moving from local traditions of stone sculpture in Palestine (Chapter 3) to the influence of Roman portrait sculpture on Jewish patrons (Chapter 7).
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