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Study photographs of ancient sarcophagi.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - ANTIQUITIES  (NB1810 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient sarcophagi.
  • 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 material, then alphabetically by location (city, museum).
  • Physical Desc.: 131 boxes (ca. 9,110 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient sarcophagi with relief sculptural decoration, with concentration on examples from the Greek and Roman periods. Coverage of sarcophagi from museums in the following cities is notable: Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Antalya, Aphrodisias, Arles, Athens, Baltimore, Beirut, Boston, Bursa, Cambridge (Mass.), Cava de' Tirreni, Copenhagen, Cyrene, Damascus, Ephesus, Istanbul, Izmir, Iznik, Konya, Malibu, New York, Ostia, Pamukkale, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Salerno, Salona, Thessalonika, San Simeon, Side, Split, Termessos, Tyre, and Vatican City.
    The collection contains photographs from a variety of sources, including commercial vendors and photographers and research institutions' and scholars' archives. Principal commercial sources include Alinari (with the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bulloz, Photographie Giraudon, Hirmer Verlag, Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Barbara Bini, John Ross, and Roberto Sigismondi. Research institutions' archives from which copy prints were acquired include the Centre Camille Jullian and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Rome). Copy prints of early 20th century stereographs were acquired from the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. In addition, the collection contains photographs acquired from scholar Ludwig Goldscheider, and a significant number of images derive from photodocumentation projects carried out by Guntram Koch, a specialist in the study of Roman sarcophagi.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level or object level access to approximately 30% of the photographs.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections Sarcophagi Sarcophagi, Greek Sarcophagi, Roman Relief (Sculpture), Ancient Relief (Sculpture), Greek Relief (Sculpture), Roman
  • Contributors: Bini, Barbara. Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973. Koch, Guntram. Ross, John, -1776. Sigismondi, Roberto.
  • LC Call Number: NB1810
  • ID/Accession Number: 1383-237
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 80563431
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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