Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

By Belozerskaya, Marina

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978-0-19973-931-8
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on September 15, 2012  |  Fine Arts

Called the largest existing cameo in the world by its owner, the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy, the 22-centimeter Tazza Farnese may have taken master carvers more than two years to complete. According to Belozerskaya (To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology), the cameo cup, quite possibly owned by Cleopatra, shows, in its inte...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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