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Study photographs of ancient funerary painting.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (76.P.15 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient funerary painting.
  • 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 culture, subject or form, and location (city, museum).
  • Physical Desc.: 11 boxes (ca. 635 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm..
    2 boxes (ca. 100 slides) : color ; 2 x 2 in..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient funerary paintings. The documentation of mummy portraits of the Egypto-Roman period is almost comprehensive world-wide and includes approximately 55 prints made from the slide collection assembled by Klaus Parlasca, author of the major publication on these portraits (Ritratti di mummie, Palermo, 1969- ). The collection also contains photographs of painted funerary cinerary urns, sarcophagi, and stelae from numerous ancient cultures, including the Minoan, Mycenaean, East Greek, Etruscan, Egypto-Roman, Italic, Greek, and Roman. A highlight of the collection is a set of nine images of little-published mummy portraits in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, made from slides provided by Maria Castro Miranda, antiquities curator.
    In addition to the Parlasca prints, sources for photographs in the collection are commercial vendors and photographers, museums, auction houses, and scholars' archives. Principal sources include Alinari (together with the Anderson and Brogi archives), Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Photographie Giraudon, Hirmer Verlag, Alison Frantz, and Sotheby's.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level or object level access to all of the photographs.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Painting, Ancient Mummy portraits Portraits, Roman -- Egypt Portrait painting, Egyptian Urns Sarcophagi Stele (Archaeology)
  • Contributors: Frantz, Alison. Parlasca, Klaus. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Cuba)
  • LC Call Number: ND130
  • ID/Accession Number: 1383-251
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 81643279
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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