Weaving in Stones: Garments and Their Accessories in the Mosaic Art of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity [Paperback]

Aliza Steinberg(Author)

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ISBN: 9781789693218 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2020 | 380p, H11.5 x W8, 321 figures in color and black & white
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Weaving in Stones: Garments and Their Accessories in the Mosaic Art of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity

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Weaving in Stones: Garments and Their Accessories in the Mosaic Art of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity is the first book to trace and document the garments and their accessories worn by some 245 figures represented on approximately 41 mosaic floors (some only partially preserved) that once decorated both public and private structures within the historical-geographical area of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity. After identifying, describing and cataloguing the various articles of clothing, a typological division differentiating between men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is followed by a discussion of their iconographic formulae and significance, including how the items of clothing and accessories were employed and displayed and their ideological and social significance. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs of mosaics and other artistic media from throughout the Greek, Roman and Byzantine world, with particular emphasis on the examples from Eretz Israel.

Table of Contents

Part I: Men’s Clothing: The Typological Context of Dress and Costume Accessories in the Mosaics of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity 

Chapter 1: The Tunic (Tunica) and Its Decoration

Chapter 2: The Exomis

Chapter 3: Garments Worn on the Lower Torso

Chapter 4: Garments Made of Animal Skin: Nebris

Chapter 5: Overgarments

Part II: Men's Clothing: The Iconographic Context

Chapter 6: Huntsmen

Chapter 7: Soldiers

Chapter 8: Diners and Servants

Chapter 9: Laborers: Pipers and Shepherds, Vintners, Fishermen and Sailors, Herders, Builders and Horsemen

Chapter 10: Clothing Worn by Biblical Figures in Synagogue Mosaics in Eretz Israel

Chapter 11: Clothing Worn by Figures in Church Mosaics in Eretz Israel

Chapter 12: Clothing Worn by Mythological Figures

Chapter 13: Personifications

Part III: Women’s Clothing: The Typological Context

Chapter 14: Women’s Clothing as Reflected in Ancient Sources

Chapter 15: Tunics

Chapter 16: Garments in Greek Style

Chapter 17: Items of Clothing Covering the Lower Torso

Chapter 18: Overgarments

Part IV: Women’s Clothing: The Iconographic Context

Chapter 19: Nursing Women

Chapter 20: Mythological Figures and Their Garments

Chapter 21: Personifications

Part V: Garments Worn by Babies, Infants and Youths: The Typological Context
Chapter 22: Children’s Tunics

Chapter 23: Garments Worn over the Lower Torso

Chapter 24: Garments Worn over the Upper Torso

Part VI: Garments Worn by Babies, Infants and Youths: The Iconographic Context

Chapter 25: Garments Worn by Babies, Infants and Youths

Part VII: Clothing Accessories

Chapter 26: Jewellery

Chapter 27: Head and Neck Coverings

Chapter 28: Belts

Chapter 29: Shoes

General Summary

Appendix I

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