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    The Warren Cup (British Museum Objects in Focus) (Paperback) By (author) Dyfri Williams

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    DescriptionThe British Museum's acquisition of the Warren Silver Cup in 1999 caused something of a stir when it was announced to the press as a result of its price and its challengingly explicit homoerotic scenes. It was prominently illustrated in all the major daily newspapers and the reporting varied between the crudely predictable and the much more thoughtful. It featured in quiz programmes like 'Have I got News for You' and was even the subject of cartoons. The Warren Cup is, in fact, a remarkably important masterpiece of Roman art, created in the first century AD, which has been condemned to an undeserved obscurity for too long. It's scenes reflect the mores of the time and region in which it was created and used. As such, it is a precious means for us to reach back and understand that society, but it also challenges us to look through and beyond our own contemporary social and religious environment. This book will examine the extraordinary history, both ancient and modern, that the Warren Cup has to tell. It will also attempt to set the cup in its ancient contexts - where and when it was made; where and when it was found; and by whom it was used.


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    Title
    The Warren Cup
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dyfri Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714122601
    ISBN 10: 0714122602
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFJ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: NK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    DC22: 739.2384, 739.230937
    Illustrations note
    20 col illus, 5 b&w illus
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dyfri Williams is Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. The Warren Silver Cup - a description; 3. E.P. Warren - the collector and the history of the cup; 4. Luxury Roman Tablewares - plate and glass; 5. Sex and Society - the interpretation of the scenes; 6. Conclusion - the find-spot of the Warren Cup; Further Reading.