Stone Carving of the Hospitaller Period in Rhodes: Displaced pieces and fragments [Paperback]

Anna-Maria Kasdagli(Author)

ISBN: 9781784914783 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2017 | 216p, H9.75 x W7, Illustrated throughout in black & white with 1 color plate
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Stone Carving of the Hospitaller Period in Rhodes: Displaced pieces and fragments


The work presents 230 stone carvings of the Hospitaller period in Rhodes (1309-1522), which for various reasons are no longer in their original setting. Most of them are cut in local stone or reused antique marble and belong to three broad groups: decorative architectural elements, funerary slabs and markers, and heraldry from secular and religious buildings and fortifications. Their architectural, artistic, inscriptional and social significance are discussed, providing insights into the way cultural influences from different parts of Western Europe were introduced, maintained and adapted in an Eastern Mediterranean context by the Knights of Saint John, other Westerners the presence of the Order encouraged to travel to Rhodes and even live there and, occasionally, by wealthy Greeks. The study includes a full catalogue and touches upon recent archaeological activity in the historic centre of the town of Rhodes.

Table of Contents


Part One: I. Historical background

II. Topography

III. Stone carving and the art of Hospitaller Rhodes

Part Two: IV. Displaced carved pieces and fragments

V. Architectural members

VI. Heraldry from buildings

VII. Inscriptions

VIII. Funerary monuments

IX. Problems and conclusions


Appendix 1: The masters of Rhodes

Appendix 2: Location of listed pieces and fragments (December 2009)

Appendix 3: Statistical tables of magistral arms

The Catalogue


Plates and Figures

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