The Cult of Isis and Ancient Egyptomania in Campania

Bragantini, Irene (2012) The Cult of Isis and Ancient Egyptomania in Campania. In: Contested Spaces. Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and New Testament. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (ISSN 0512-1604). Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen , pp. 21-33. ISBN ISBN 978-3-16-151026-7

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Abstract

The cult of Isis and ancient 'Egyptomania' in Campania need to be observed from an archaeological perspective,focusing on chronologies, social levels of patrons and contexts of origins of the images. Images probably related to a domestic cult should be distinguished from 'Nilotic' and 'Pharaonic' images, chronologically distinct and possessing different functions in Roman house. Images of Egypt - an 'other' world par excellence - help to understand specific elements of the figurative language in the Roman society.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Roman society; domestic decoration; egyptomania; painting, roman
Subjects:AREA 10 - Scienze dell'antichita' / filologico letterarie e storico artistiche > ARCHEOLOGIA CLASSICA
ID Code:1828
Deposited By:Prof Irene Bragantini
Deposited On:12 Sep 2013 08:10
Last Modified:28 Feb 2014 18:35

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