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VG-(Slightly aged overall; dj is tanned on flaps and interior; book block edges have light foxing; page surfaces are clear; plate pp. are tanning lightly. )Notes:
Goldenrod cloth, black title block with gilt letters on spine; black & pictorial dust jacket, 256 text pp. followed by 45 BW plate pp. "Carved for a Roman city prefect who was a newly baptized Christian at his death, the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus is not only a magnificent example of 'the fine style' of mid-fourth-century sculpture but also a treasury of early Christian iconography clearly indicating the Christianization of Rome--and the Romanization of Christianity. Whereas most previous scholarship has focused on the style of the sarcophagus, Elizabth Struthers Malbon explors the perplexing elements of its iconography in their fourth-century context. In so doing she reveals the distinction between 'pagan' and Christian images to be less rigid than sometimes thought." (dj).
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