Sculptor Maximinus and his images of the goddess Diana and the girl Lupa from the Dalmatian hinterland

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Abstract

This paper discusses two Roman reliefs from the Dalmatian hinterland, one of the goddess Diana from Proložac near Imotski, the other of the girl Lupa from Sovići near Grude in Herzegovina. Earlier scholarly discussions ascribed artistic values to the portrait of Lupa, while the relief of Diana was considered as superb crafstmanship, but artistically inferior to Lupa’s portrait. Using these two portraits as a case study, the paper will question the existing approaches to Dalmatian provincial art, in particular the notion that Graeco-Roman visual rhetoric was artistically superior to local, provincial interpretations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIllyrica Antiqua 2
Subtitle of host publicationin honorem Duje Rendić-Miočević. Proceedings of the International Conference Šibenik 12th-15th September 2013
EditorsDino Demicheli
Place of PublicationZagreb
PublisherFF Press, Filozofski Fakultet
Pages335-344
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789531756570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIllyrica Antiqua in honorem duje Rendic-Miocevic - the internaitonal conference - Sibenik
Duration: 12 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceIllyrica Antiqua in honorem duje Rendic-Miocevic - the internaitonal conference
CitySibenik
Period12/09/1715/09/17

Keywords

  • Roman provincial art
  • Roman sculpture
  • Dalmatia
  • ‘romanisation’
  • Roman empire

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    Džino, D. (2017). Sculptor Maximinus and his images of the goddess Diana and the girl Lupa from the Dalmatian hinterland. In D. Demicheli (Ed.), Illyrica Antiqua 2: in honorem Duje Rendić-Miočević. Proceedings of the International Conference Šibenik 12th-15th September 2013 (pp. 335-344). Zagreb: FF Press, Filozofski Fakultet. https://doi.org/10.17234/IllyricaAntiqua.2.23