Book of the Month
This month the Library are highlighting The Silver Caesars: a Renaissance Mystery, edited by Julia Siemon (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017). The book is the product of a groundbreaking symposium held at The @metmuseum to examine the Aldobrandini Tazze, a set of twelve Renaissance silver-gilt tazze of mysterious origin, topped with statuettes of the Twelve Caesars. With contributions from experts in their fields, including Mary Beard, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat, Timothy Schroder and Ellenor Alcorn, this work casts new light on these extraordinary and intriguing masterpieces.
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