The volume Porphyry reviewed by Peter Brown in The New York Review

“Dario Del Bufalo’s Porphyry takes us into the origins and afterlife of porphyry in Europe and Byzantium. Despite a somewhat orotund introduction, it is a constant source of instruction to work one’s way through Del Bufalo’s welldocumented catalog of porphyry pieces, both ancient and modern. We walk the galleries of Europe, where ancient, Renaissance, and baroque works in porphyry mingle easily with each other, as they would have done in the great palazzi of early modern Europe-Constantine in porphyry on the one side, Ferdinando I de’ Medici in porphyry on the other.”

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