Item Number: 111580
Title: Vinum Nostrum : Art, science and myths of wine in ancient mediterranean cultures
Author: Di Pasquale, Giovanni (ed)
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Description: Florence: Giunti, 2010. 28cm., pbk., 382pp. illus., most in color. English edition. Exhibition held at Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze. Summary: Description: From Mesopotamia to our table today, from the rite of communion to lewd drunkenness, from a distasteful habit to the gates of spirituality, wine and the vine are the protagonists of this exhibition. Original artefacts, sculptures, frescoes and mosaics, accompanied by multimedia and video installations, recount the history of the grapevine and of wine across thousands of years, as well as the important influence they exerted over ancient culture. Following a chronological arrangement, the exhibition illustrates the origin of wine-growing in the Near East, its success and its related symbolic, religious and cultural significance in the Hellenic world, up to the production and wide-scale diffusion achieved by the Romans.
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