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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT MINOR ARTS OBJECTS
76.P.17  
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Description
A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient works of the minor arts, chiefly from the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). Object types include: arms and armor, athletic equipment, furniture, jewelry, lamps, loomweights, masks, mirrors, models, molds, musical instruments, ornaments and appliqués, scales and weights, seals and stamps, textiles, toys, utilitarian objects, vessels, and votive objects.
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
36.4 linear feet (174 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.