Roman Marble Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Panias (Israel)

Roman Marble Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Panias (Israel)


By (author) Elise A. Friedland

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  • Publisher: American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Format: Hardback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 18mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Atlanta
  • ISBN 10: 0897570871
  • ISBN 13: 9780897570879
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 95 b&w figs

Product description

Includes 95 b/w figures and 8 tables. This is the first publication on a deposit of broken marble statues, discovered in 1992 during excavations of the Roman Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi , in Panias, Israel. From 245 fragments, twenty-nine statues ranging from colossal to miniature and representing mainstream Graeco-Roman deities and mythological figures are reconstructed. Most date stylistically to the first through the late fourth centuries AD. A catalogue discusses each sculpture's subject, comparanda, workshop associations, and date; three interpretive chapters present the artistic and material origins of the sculptures; patterns of patronage, chronology of sculptural dedication, and display; and sculptural evidence for the sanctuary's pantheon.

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Author information

Elise A. Friedland is Professor of Classics in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at George Washington University Washington, DC. She is also the sculpture specialist for the Excavations at the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi in Israel and for the site of Jerash in Jordan.

Review quote

'Friedland has done an excellent job of examining from all possible angles this difficult corpus of fragmentary statuary from Panias.' (Irene Bald Romano, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, March 2013)

Table of contents

List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chapter 1 - The Sculptures as Idealplastik Chapter 2 - The Origins of the Sculptures: Marble Provenience, Technical and Stylistic Characteristics, Production, and Acquisition Chapter 3 - Patronage, Chronology, and Display: Patterns of Sculptural Dedication at the Sanctuary Chapter 4 - The Subjects of the Sculptures: The Graeco-Roman Pantheon of the Sanctuary of Pan Chapter 5 - The Function and Meaning of the Sculptures: The Sanctuary of Pan as Graeco-Roman Cult Center in the Levant Catalogue of the Sculptures CATALOGUE OF THE SCULPTURES Colossal Statue Life-Size Statues Statuettes Small Scale Statuettes Bibliography Index