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Study photographs of ancient archaeological artifacts and documentation.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - ANTIQUITIES  (76.P.5 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient archaeological artifacts and documentation.
  • 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 subject.
  • Physical Desc.: 2 boxes (64 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute documenting archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, anthropology, and ethnography. Includes photographs of organic material (plaster casts of bodies from Pompeii, carbonized foodstuffs) and reconstructions of war paraphernalia and ancient technology. Sources for the photographs are primarily commercial vendors such as Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives).
  • Language: Italian
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level or object level access to 16% of the photographs.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Ethnoarchaeology Archaeology -- Historiography Weapons, Ancient Technology and civilization
  • LC Call Number: N5330
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-913
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 80563427
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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