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Study photographs of ancient inscriptions.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - ANTIQUITIES  (CN120 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient inscriptions.
  • Author/Creator: Getty Research Institute.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.
  • Arrangement: Arranged by language/culture, then by medium, then by catalog number or location.
  • Physical Desc.: 25 boxes (ca. 1,800 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of photographs of ancient inscriptions, predominently Greek and Roman, with Athenian inscriptions constituting the largest portion of the collection. The majority of these modern prints were acquired from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens; sources for the remainder include commercial vendors such as Alinari, Photographie Giraudon, Barbara Bini, Guntram Koch, the Antonio Giuliano collection in the Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), and Roberto Sigismondi; the two major sources for prints of inscriptions from the western part of the Roman Empire are the Bildarchiv Foto Marburg and the Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln. The collection also contains a few images transferred from the repository's Giovanni Becatti archive.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level access to approximately 55% of the photographs.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections Inscriptions, Ancient Inscriptions, Greek Inscriptions, Greek -- Greece -- Athens Inscriptions, Latin
  • Contributors: Bini, Barbara. Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973. Giuliano, Antonio. Koch, Guntram. Sigismondi, Roberto. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. Rheinisches Bildarchiv.
  • LC Call Number: CN120
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-552
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 84547845
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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