cover
cover

Falso quando?

Antonio Sartori    Università di Milano, Italia    

VIEW PDF DOWNLOAD PDF

abstract

An altar, found at Brenna (Como) and donated to the Civic Archaeological Collections of Milan in 1875, was never taken into account by scholars because it is unintelligible. The alleged text is sharply and skilfully engraved on at least 13 lines, but is composed of only partially alphabetic signs, devoid of any logical sense. Blaming the stonecutter of incompetence is too simplistic: the text was either proposed to him with scribbled and illegible notes, or had the function of occupying a physical space with no communication purposes, in order to give authoritativeness to the monument, whose owners were already known in other ways. In both cases, it was a forgery, either not corresponding to the original intention, or visibly added as a complementary filler.

Pubblicato
16 Dicembre 2019
Accettato
10 Settembre 2019
Presentato
03 Luglio 2019
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-387-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-386-1

Keywords: Epigraph balanced between dimensions and inscriptiInscribed zone as decorative surfaceForged blunderNon-alphabetic graphemesCoarse altar

Copyright: © 2019 Antonio Sartori. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.