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The Gods of War

Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor

The Gods of War( )
Author: LaRocca, Donald J.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $40.00
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Religious beliefs have often inspired the content of artistic expression, at times supplying the themes that infuse not only the art but also the spirit of an age. Through artistic invention sacred concepts take on concrete form both in works devoted to worship and in those intended for nonreligious uses. In this regard, sacred imagery is one of the few themes, perhaps the only truly universal theme, that manifests itself in the form of ornamentation of armor and weapons from...
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