PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT RELIEF SCULPTURE

Finding aid prepared by Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Study photographs of ancient relief sculpture
Date (inclusive): 1900s
Number: 76.P.10
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 27.6 linear feet (132 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient sculpture in relief, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD).
Language: Collection material is in English

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.

Other Finding Aids

The Photo Archive Database  includes photograph level access to approximately 21% of the photographs in this collection.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the Guide to the Photo Archive and Database .

Publication Rights

Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact Library Reproductions and Permissions .

Processing History

Finding aid created in 2009.

Scope and Content of Collection

An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient sculpture in relief, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). While photographic coverage of ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman relief sculpture is the most complete, the collection also includes reliefs from other cultures, including prehistoric Cypriot, Helladic and Minoan, Assyrian, Celtic, Celto-Ligurian, Egypto-Roman, Gallo-Roman, Siceliote, Romano-German, and Romano-Syrian. The majority of the images are of reliefs in marble or stone, but examples in bone, ivory, metal, and wood are also included. The collection contains photographs from a variety of sources, including commercial vendors and photographers, research institutions' archives, museum and auction house files, and scholars' archives. Among the commercial vendors and photographers, the most important sources are Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Bulloz, Photographie Giraudon, Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Hirmer Verlag, Barbara Bini, John Ross, and Emile Serafis. Research institution archives from which the collection holds copy prints include the Fototeca unione at the American Academy, Rome; Centre Camille Jullian; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Athens and Rome; American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Arrangement

Arrangement is by culture; further arranged by medium, form and location.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Relief (Sculpture), Ancient
Relief (Sculpture), Etruscan
Relief (Sculpture), Greek
Relief (Sculpture), Roman

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints

Contributors

Bini, Barbara
Getty Research Institute
Ross, John
Serafis, Emile


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient relief sculpture

Box 1-16

Etruscan

Box 1

Altars, bases

Box 1-2

Canopic urns

Box 3-12

Cinerary urns

Box 13

Cippi

Box 14

Plaques

Box 15

Stelai

Box 16

Other forms

Box 17-70

Greek

Box 17-67

Marble/Stone

Box 17-21

Altars

Box 22-24

Bases

Box 25

Cineraria

Box 67

Disks

Box 26

Document reliefs

Box 67

Friezes

Box 27-28

Lekythoi

Box 29

Loutrophoroi

Box 30-56

Stelai

Box 30

A-B

Box 31-40

Athens

Box 41

C-D

Box 42

Copenhagen

Box 43

E-G

Box 44

H-K

Box 45

L-M

Box 46-47

Malibu

Box 48

N-P

Box 49-50

New York

Box 51

Paris

Box 52

Piraeus

Box 53

Q-T

Box 54

Rome

Box 55

Thebes

Box 56

U-Z, unknown locations

Box 57-66

Votive reliefs

Box 67

Unidentified forms

Box 68

Bone and ivory

Box 69

Metal

Box 70

Terracotta

Box 71-125

Roman

Box 71-114

Marble/Stone

Box 71-110

By form

Box 71-78

Altars

Box 79-80

Bases

Box 81-86

Cineraria

Box 87

Commemorative reliefs

Box 88-92

Decorative reliefs

Box 93

Grave reliefs

Box 94

Puteals

Box 95

Roundels

Box 96-106

Stelai

Box 107-109

Votive reliefs

Box 110

Unidentified forms

Box 111-114

Stylistic groups

Box 111

Archaistic

Box 112

Copies of Greek originals

Box 113-114

Neo-Attic

Box 115-121

Bone and ivory

Box 122

Metal

Box 123-125

Terracotta

Box 126-131

Other cultures

Box 126

Achaemenid, Assyrian, Celtic, Cypriot, Gallo-Roman, Italic, Minoan, Mycenaean, Punic, Romano-German

Box 127-129

Romano-Syrian

Box 130-131

South Italian

Box 132*

Oversize photographs