Ancient Terracottas From South Italy And Sicily In The J Paul Getty Museum

Author : Maria Lucia Ferruzza
ISBN : 9781606064856
Genre : Art
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In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the region by Getty curator of antiquities Claire L. Lyons. Reflecting the Getty's commitment to open content, Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale.
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The J Paul Getty Museum Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015037667261
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Published annually, the J. Paul Getty Museum Journal is a compendium of articles and notes pertaining to the Museum's permanent collections. Each volume includes an introduction by John Walsh and a fully illustrated checklist of the previous year's acquisitions. This year's volume includes articles on an ivory cup by Marcus Heiden, Jacques-Louis David's commission for The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis, and an Attic red-figured cup decorated by the fifth-century BC painter Makron, who worked exclusively with the potter Hieron.
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ISBN : UCSD:31822035111863
Genre : Archaeology
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Studia Varia From The J Paul Getty Museum

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ISBN : 0892366346
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This is the second volume in a series on wide-ranging topics relating to objects in the Antiquities collection of the Getty Museum. It consists of seven articles in English, German, and Italian. Chronologically ranging from Pier Giovanni Guzzo's presentation of two early sixth-century-B.C. silver cups to a technical analysis by Maya Elston and Jeffrey Maish of a rare late-antique wooden sarcophagus from Egypt. Despoina Tsiafakis discusses a South Italian bronze askos in the shape of a siren, and Gina Salapata analyzes a pair of South Italian terra-cotta arulae. As a companion text to his publication of an important jewelry assemblage in Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt (see p. 13), Michael Pfrommer presents an in-depth scholarly interpretation of the jewelry. Janet Burnett Grossman has compiled a catalogue of portraits of Alexander the Great in various media from the Getty Museum; and two life-size bronze portraits of delicati, thought to be from Gaul, are the topic of John Pollini's detailed discussion.
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The Greek Cities Of Magna Graecia And Sicily

Author : Luca Cerchiai
ISBN : 0892367512
Genre : History
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After colonizing the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks turned toward southern Italy and Sicily, driven by the unrest that troubled their homeland in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The new arrivals brought with them their language, as well as their cultural and religious traditions and the institution of the polis. In Italy they created an autonomous political community that eventually surpassed the cities of Greece in wealth, military power, and architectural and cultural splendor. Such forefathers of Western philosophy as Pythagoras, Parmenides, and Archimedes lived and worked within this civilization. The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily presents an overview of Greek colonization in Italy and the principal historical events that took place in this area from the Archaic period until the ascendancy of the Romans. This comprehensive survey is followed by a review of the major archaeological sites in the region.
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A Passion For Antiquities

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ISBN : UOM:39015034030786
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The collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of New York is one of the most important private collections of ancient Greek and Roman art in the United States and among the most important in the world. Its more than three hundred obects span the Bronze Age to the Late Antique. They include bronze statuettes, marble sculpture, vases, jewelry, lamps and candelabra, keys, weights, and silver bowls and utensils. A Passion for Antiquities provides historical and descriptive information about the objects by a group of eighteen distinguished contributors.
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