H 290 x W 205 mm
4 tables, 136 figures (81 plates in colour)
Published Jan 2019
By John Bradley
This book examines the frescoes of one of the most enigmatic funerary monuments of ancient Rome: the three chambers of the Hypogeum of the Aurelii. This is the first study in modern times to examine all the extant images in detail.
Foreword; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Architectural description; Chapter 3: Inscription: who were the Aurelii?; Chapter 4: The depiction of self in the funerary art of Liberti; Chapter 5: Description of the lower cubicula; Chapter 6: Examination of decorative motifs; Chapter 7: Rods of manumission; Chapter 9: Mulier bona vel mala?; Chapter 11: The Aurelii at work; Chapter 12: ‘Adam and Eve’ and ‘Creator’; Chapter 13: Conclusions; Bibliography