The investigation of late antique statuary lies at the intersection of various scholarly disciplines studying the ancient world. Late antique statues are an example of a slowly dying genre, i.e. sculpture in the round, to which particular importance is attached, perhaps precisely because fewer and fewer such statues were being made. Statues set up in public are an important index of the continuity of civic practices in Late Antiquity; statues in the private sphere demonstrate the longevity of classical mythological themes ...

Statuen in Der Spatantike 2007, Dr Ludwig Reichert, Wiesbaden

ISBN-13: 9783895005763