Collana | Antichistica
Miscellanea | La falsificazione epigrafica
Capitolo | Iscrizioni falsae nelle collezioni inglesi

Iscrizioni falsae nelle collezioni inglesi

Il caso del Fitzwilliam Museum di Cambridge


This paper considers some forged inscriptions from the epigraphic collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, as the arrival point of a complex series of passages, which began with the emergence of antiquarian collections in England. By investigating these cycles, it is possible to observe how the same epigraphic text, certainly not classical, had to change its nature according to the historical contexts and the sensitivity of its users, developing from an erudite exercise into a functional element, and eventually becoming a ‘true false’.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 03 Luglio 2019 | Accettato: 08 Settembre 2019 | Pubblicato 16 Dicembre 2019 | Lingua: it

Keywords Spurious imitations Thomas Hollis John Disney Fitzwilliam Museum Forged inscriptions

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