PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT MOSAICS

Finding aid prepared by Charlie Rossow and Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Study photographs of ancient mosaics
Date (inclusive): 1900s
Number: 76.P.8
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 32.7 linear feet (156 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 mosaics, both in situ and removed, 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 50% 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 mosaics, both in situ and removed, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century 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; École française d'archéologie d'Athènes; Art Museum, Princeton University; and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Arrangement

Arrangement is geographical, filed alphabetically by name of modern country, then name of ancient city or site, and monument.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Mosaics, Ancient
Mosaics, Ancient--Greece
Mosaics, Ancient--Italy
Mosaics, Ancient--Libya
Mosaics, Ancient--Tunisia
Mosaics, Ancient--Turkey
Mosaics, Greek
Mosaics, Roman

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints

Contributors

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


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient mosaics

Box 1

Albania

Box 2-3

Algeria

Box 4

Austria

Box 5

Cyprus

Box 6

Egypt

Box 7-11

England

Box 12-15

France

Box 16-21

Germany

Box 22-46

Greece

Box 22

Argos

Box 23-24

Athens

Box 25

Corinth

Box 26-36

Delos

Box 37

Delphi, Dodecanese, Eretia, Isthmia

Box 38-42

Kenchreai

Box 43

Knossos, Kos, Lechaion

Box 44

Olympia, Olynthos, Paros, Patrai, Pella, Piraeus, Rhodes

Box 45

Sikyon

Box 46

Sparta, Thebes

Box 47

Hungary, Israel

Box 48-82

Italy

Box 48

Ad Saxa Rubra, Aesis, Agrigentum, Alba Longa, Altinum, Antium, Aquileia, Arretium, Asciano, Atina

Box 49

Baccano, Baiae, Bononia

Box 50

Campania

Box 51

Canusium, Capranica, Capua, Casal di Statua, Centum Cellae, Ciciliano, Claterna, Comiso, Cora, Cosa, Desenzano del Garda, Este

Box 52

Falerii Veteres, Falerio, Forum Julii, Frascati, Fulginia, Hadria

Box 53

Herculaneum

Box 54

Iguvium, Imola, Ischia di Castro, Kaulonia

Box 55

Lanuvium, Larinum, Licenza, Lorium

Box 56

Lucus Feroniae

Box 57

Mediolanum, Messina, Mevania, Minturnae, Montevenere, Morgantina, Motya, Oplontis

Box 58-65

Ostia

Box 66

Opitergium, Panormos, Perugia, Piacenza, Pisae, Purgi, Risaro

Box 67-68

Piazza Armerina

Box 69-73

Pompeii

Box 74

Praeneste

Box 75-78

Rome

Box 79

Sant'Angelo in Formis, Sarsina, Sentinum, Stabiae, Sulmo, Tibur, Tor Marancio, Torrenova, Tor Tre Teste, Turris Libysonis, Tusculum, Urvino Hortense

Box 80-81

Tibur (Tivoli)

Box 82

Unidentified

Box 83

Jordan, Lebanon

Box 84-89

Libya

Box 84

Apollonia, Homs, Ptolemais

Box 85

Cyrene

Box 86

Leptis Magna

Box 87

Sabratha

Box 88

Qasr El-Lebia, Tripoli, Uadi-Ez-Zgaia

Box 89

Zliten (Dar Buc Ammera)

Box 90

Malta

Box 91

Morocco

Box 92

Portugal

Box 93-94

Spain

Box 95

Syria

Box 96-122

Tunisia

Box 96

Acholla, Althiburus, Ammaedara, Bir Chana, Bir El Caid

Box 97-99

Bulla Regia

Box 96

Capsa

Box 100-103

Carthage

Box 96

Chebba, Cillium, Civitas Siagitana, Curubis, Dar Zmela

Box 104

Djebel Oust

Box 96

El Alia, El Haouria, Elles, Furnos Minus

Box 105

Gigthis

Box 106-108

Hadrumetum

Box 105

Kalaa Kebira, Khanguet el Hadjadj, Mactaris, Maxula, Mokenine, Naro, Oued Blibane, Oued Ramel

Box 109

Sisi Abdallah, Sidi Bou Ali, Smirat, Sufetula, Taparura

Box 110

Thabraca

Box 111

Thaenae (Henchir Thina)

Box 110

Thelepta

Box 112

Themetra

Box 110

Thignica

Box 113-114

Thuburbo Maius

Box 115

Thugga (Dougga)

Box 116-120

Thysdrus

Box 121

Utica

Box 110

Uthina, Uzitta, Vaga

Box 122

Unidentified

Box 123-149

Turkey

Box 123-127

Antioch-on-the-Orontes

Box 128

Constantinople

Box 129-140

Daphne-Harbie

Box 141

Daphne-Yakto

Box 142

Halikarnassos

Box 143-146

Seleucia Pieria

Box 147-149

Unidentified

Box 150

Yugoslavia

Box 151

Provenience unknown

Arrangement note

Filed by modern city and museum.
Box 152

Forgeries; Current location unknown

Box 153-154

Unidentified photographs

Box 155*

Oversize photographs

Box 156

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