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consular diptychs

Cecilia Olovsdotter

consular diptychs

an iconological study

by Cecilia Olovsdotter

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Published by Göteborg University, Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History in Göteborg [Sweden] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ivories, Roman.,
  • Ivories, Byzantine.,
  • Ivory carving -- Rome.,
  • Ivory carving -- Byzantine Empire.,
  • Consuls, Roman -- History.,
  • Rome -- Officials and employees -- Insignia.,
  • Byzantine Empire -- Officials and employees -- Insignia.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCecilia Olovsdotter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK5860 .O46 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 236 p., 28 leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16272948M
    LC Control Number2006401332

    "The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway. The celebrated Consular Diptychs date from the fourth century onwards. "Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison. The form is conveniently dated at its highest development by its occurrence on the ivory diptych of . “The book will immediately, I am sure, become an essential reference work for these interesting objects which play much the same role for silver sculpture that the consular diptychs do with ivory in providing a large series of dated monuments in the early Christian period.".

    The original diptychs were the consular diptychs, carried around by top Roman officials—the mark of the busy pagan executive in high office. According to Leclercq, when bishops became important figures in city politics, high government officials would present them with diptychs . Print book: GermanView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Diptychs. Consuls, Roman. Art, Roman. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items.

    This article offers a new interpretation of the function of ivory consular diptychs. An examination of ancient texts and visual sources show that consular diptychs originally held fasti consulares. drome on the consular diptychs (Fig. 46), the sixth century pyxides (not illustrated) and the narrative scenes of the book covers (Figs. 45, 50). In the text and descriptive notes to the plates that follow, Natanson (unlike Volbach) is willing to com-mit himself as to the specific provenance and dates of.


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Consular diptychs by Cecilia Olovsdotter Download PDF EPUB FB2

The oldest diptych that can properly be called a consular diptych, held in the cathedral treasury at Aosta, is one commissioned by Anicius Petronius Probus, consul in the Western Empire in – it is unique not only for its extreme antiquity but also as the only one to bear the portrait of the Emperor (Honorius in this instance, to whom the diptych is dedicated in an inscription full of humility, with Probus calling.

that the earliest western consular diptychs are not illustrated with scenes from games because there were no multi-day consular games at Rome before the fifth century. 1 So the standard corpus, R. Delbrück, Die Consular diptych en und verwandte Denkmäler ().

Tony Cutler and I plan to produce a new corpus in the near future. Shareable Link. Use the link consular diptychs book to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues.

Learn by: 2. This paper takes as its point of departure two much discussed fifth-century artifacts, an uninscribed and undated consular diptych in Halberstadt (Fig.

9), and the inscribed and (on the face of it) exactly dated consular missorium of Ardabur Aspar in Florence (Fig.

15), both hitherto presumed issued by western consuls and manufactured in western by: 3. These late highly decorated pugillares are usually known as Consular diptychs, because, as a rule, they have on the carved back the name of a Consul, and very frequently a representation of the Consul in his pulvinar or state box presiding over the Games in the Circus.

It is supposed that these ivory diptychs were inscribed with complimentary addresses and were sent as presents to newly. In Late Antiquity, a consular diptych was a type of consular diptychs book intended as a de-luxe commemorative object.

A consular diptych was commissioned by a consular diptychs book ordinarius'to mark his entry to that post, and was distributed as a commemorative reward to those who had supported his candidature or might support him in future.

Consular Diptychs and Buddhist Diptychs: Another Way of Exploring Western Elements in Gandharas Art 71 Fig. The Lampadiorm Diptych Panel CE (After Olovsdotter,Plate 1). Consular and Imperial Diptychs.

The consular diptychs serve as an important source of information about the artistic and. political happenings of the time. Consular Diptychs ALAN CAMERON In memory of Tally Kampen ABSTRACT Members of the late Roman élite commemorated the holding of certain of ces by the distribution of ivory diptychs.

This paper attempts to show how diptychs came to play this rôle; that they were not originally distributed by consuls but by any of cial who. In Late Antiquity, ivory notebook diptychs with covers carved in low relief on the outer faces were a significant art-form: the "consular diptych" was made to celebrate an individual's becoming Roman consul, when they seem to have been made in sets and distributed by the new consul.

Such diptychs were a form of highly decorated writing tablet, given to the supporters who had helped the consul obtain his post. On the back of each panel was a raised border, the sunken enclosed field would have been filled with wax into which a message could be inscribed.

"The earliest ivory plaques made explicitly as bookcovers rather than as diptychs or casket pieces are probably a famous pair in the Cathedral Treasury of Milan. Their layout is precisely that of the most luxurious consular diptychs, those meant for presentation to the emperor himself.

The Internet Archive offers o, freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free account.

Borrow a Book Books on Internet Archive are offered in many formats, including DAISY. In Late Antiquity a consular diptych was a particular type of diptych (a pair of linked panels, generally in ivory, wood or metal and decorated with rich sculpted decoration) which could function as a writing tablet but was also intended as a deluxe commemorative object, commissioned by a consul ordinarius and then distributed to reward those who had supported his candidature as rewards and to mark his entry to.

The Origin, Context and Function of Consular Diptychs. The oldest dated consular diptych is that of Probus (); it is kept in the treasury of the cathedral of Aosta, Piedmont. The latest is that of the Eastern consul, Basilius (), one tablet of which is at the Uffizi Museum in Florence and the other at the Brera in Milan.

Several consular diptychs have been turned to Christian religious uses by slight alterations of the figures, and by the removal of inscriptions and scenes from the games.

[Pg 24] The most important transformed diptych is in the Cathedral Treasury at Monza (No. 44), which now represents St. It is the only consular diptych to bear the portrait of the emperor (Honorius in this instance, to whom the diptych is dedicated in an inscription full of humility, with Probus calling himself the emperor's " famulus " or slave) rather than a portrait of the consul.

It is preserved in the cathedral treasury at Aosta. The oldest dated consular diptych is that of Probus (); it is kept in the treasury of the cathedral of Aosta, Piedmont. The latest is that of the Eastern consul, Basilius (), one tablet of which is at the Uffizi Museum in Florence and the other at the Brera in Milan.

The consular diptychs were of much larger size than those made for everyday use: generally about twelve inches in length by five or six in breadth. Diptychs of this kind were part of the presents sent by new consuls on their appointment to very eminent persons; to the senators, [Pg 24] to governors of provinces, and to friends.

The consular image: an iconological study of the consular diptychs. [Cecilia Olovsdotter] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create # Distributed by Hadrian Books\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia One of the consular diptychs of Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobindus, consul inshowing him in an imago clipeata (Louvre) In Late An­tiq­uity, a con­sular diptych was a type of dip­tych in­tended as a de-luxe com­mem­o­ra­tive ob­ject.‘Rome and Constantinople were personified as enthroned women on coins and consular diptychs.’ Relating to the French consuls (three chief magistrates) of – ‘Only a handful of mutilated relics could be discerned in the terse and ambiguous clauses of the consular constitution.’.Ivory carving was revived at the court of Charlemagne in Aachen in the late eighth century, and it remained an important medium for sculpture throughout the early Middle Ages.

The narrow rectangular format of this tenth-century Lotharingian relief was derived from late Roman consular diptychs: hinged writing tablets showing the consul performing his duties, which he presented.