Dario Del Bufalo

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Precious Portraits

Tiny Sculpture masterpieces of Imperial Rome, The Reinaissance Taste and the Antique

The cameo portraits of Imperial Rome

It could perhaps be said that the most elegant and precious sculptural art is that of miniature stone carvings.
Author: Dario Del Bufalo
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 400pp., 650ill.
ISBN: 9788842224273
€ 130,00

Porphyry

Red Imperial Porphyry. Power and Religion

Imperial porphyry, the greatest symbol of religious power

This volume presents the largest number of artefacts ever assembled and traces, by the stages which two symbols in widely different materials became intimately linked: purple dye, which is transfigured from the living body of rock snails into a colour and porphyry, whose inanimate objectivity as a rare stone is converted into the immortal essence of the figure it is called to embody
Author: Dario Del Bufalo
2018, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 336pp., 1000ill.
ISBN: 9788842224280
€ 130,00