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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT VASES
76.P.18  
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Description
A collection of modern photographs of Greek and Roman vases assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Photographs of Attic black- and red-figured vases attributed to particular vase-painters by J. D. Beazley comprise the largest component of the collection. Coverage of South Italian red-figured vases is also significant. Coverage of other ancient vase-painting styles (including Corinthian, Lakonian, Etruscan, Boeotian, and East Greek examples) is less complete.
Background
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.
Extent
96.1 linear feet (456 boxes)
Restrictions
Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the Guide to the Photo Archive and Database.