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The Dynastic Porphyry Tombs of the Norman Period in Sicily
Josef Deér, G. A. Gillhoff

“The appearance of this volume under the auspices of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection underscores the intimate wedding of scholarly research and museum collecting one has come to expect of this institution. . . . a splendid survey of porphyry and marble sculpture of the mid-twelfth century in Italy.” The Art Bulletin

The porphyry tombs of the Norman period in the cathedrals of Sicily offer a major contribution to the study of medieval political history and kingship. The author’s consideration of other contemporary porphyry objects will also be of interest to art historians.