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Study photographs of ancient mosaics.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (76.P.8 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient mosaics.
  • 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: Arrangement is geographical, filed alphabetically by name of modern country, then name of ancient city or site, and monument.
  • Physical Desc.: 155 boxes (ca. 11,415 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
    1 box (15 slides) : color ; 2 x 2 in..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient mosaics, both in situ and removed, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th cent. BC-6th cent. AD). Photographic coverage of ancient sites is most complete for the countries of Greece, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, and Turkey, but the collection also contains photos of mosaics from other countries, including Algeria, Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, and Yugoslavia.
    The collection contains photographs from numerous sources including commercial vendors and photographers, research institutions' archives, excavation campaigns, and scholars' archives and collections. Among the commercial sources, the most important are Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives); Photographie Giraudon; Gabinetto fotografico nazionale, Rome, including the Antonio Giuliano collection; Hirmer Verlag; Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln; Scala Art Resource; Barbara Bini; John Ross; and Emile Serafis.
    Some of the research institutions' archives from which the collection holds modern prints are the Fototeca unione at the American Academy in Rome; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Athens and Rome; Ecole française d'archéologie d'Athènes; Art Museum, Princeton University; and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level access to approximately 50% of the collection.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Mosaics, Ancient Mosaics, Greek Mosaics, Roman Mosaics, Ancient -- Greece Mosaics, Ancient -- Italy Mosaics, Ancient -- Libya Mosaics, Ancient -- Tunisia Mosaics, Ancient -- Turkey
  • Contributors: Bini, Barbara. Giuliano, Antonio. Ross, John, -1776. Serafis, Emile.
  • LC Call Number: NA3760
  • ID/Accession Number: 1382-151
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 79136570
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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