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I Was Made from Earth: A Rhineland Archaeological Discovery, 1572

Stielau, Allison; (2024) I Was Made from Earth: A Rhineland Archaeological Discovery, 1572. In: Campbell, Stephen J and Porras, Stephanie, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Global Renaissance Art. Routledge: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

In the imagination of Northern Europeans, classical antiquity was located not only at a temporal but often also a geographical remove. Evidence for this mindset appears in an unusual mounted vessel that has resided in a German noble collection since the sixteenth century (Figure 5.4.1).1 A simple cup or bowl of red earthenware with steeply angled sides has been raised onto a gilded silver foot that bears a lengthy inscription in German: After I was made from earth in the reign of the peace-loving emperor Antoninus Pius, I was brought to Rheinzabern. In 1572 I was then found with his coin in the earth and bequeathed by Isack Wicker to the noble lord Philipp the Elder, Count of Hanau and Lord of Lichtenberg, undamaged through 1432 years.

Type: Book chapter
Title: I Was Made from Earth: A Rhineland Archaeological Discovery, 1572
ISBN: 1032261587
ISBN-13: 9781032261584
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781003294986-32
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003294986-32
Language: English
Additional information: This chapter has been made available under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186068
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