PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT SARCOPHAGI

Finding aid prepared by Charlie Rossow and Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Study photographs of ancient sarcophagi
Date (inclusive): 1900s
Number: 76.P.12
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 27.4 linear feet (131 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 sarcophagi with relief sculptural decoration, with concentration on examples from the Greek and Roman periods.
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 30% 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 sarcophagi with relief sculptural decoration, with concentration on examples from the Greek and Roman periods. Coverage of sarcophagi from museums in the following cities is notable: Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Antalya, Aphrodisias, Arles, Athens, Baltimore, Beirut, Boston, Bursa, Cambridge (Mass.), Cava de' Tirreni, Copenhagen, Cyrene, Damascus, Ephesus, Istanbul, Izmir, Iznik, Konya, Malibu, New York, Ostia, Pamukkale, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Salerno, Salona, Thessalonika, San Simeon, Side, Split, Termessos, Tyre, and Vatican City.
The collection contains photographs from a variety of sources, including commercial vendors and photographers and research institutions' and scholars' archives. Principal commercial sources include Alinari (with the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bulloz, Photographie Giraudon, Hirmer Verlag, Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Barbara Bini, John Ross, and Roberto Sigismondi. Research institutions' archives from which copy prints were acquired include the Centre Camille Jullian and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Rome). Copy prints of early 20th century stereographs were acquired from the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. In addition, the collection contains photographs acquired from scholar Ludwig Goldscheider, and a significant number of images derive from photodocumentation projects carried out by Guntram Koch, a specialist in the study of Roman sarcophagi.

Arrangement

Arranged by material, then alphabetically by location (city, museum).

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections

Subjects - Topics

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

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints

Contributors

Bini, Barbara
Getty Research Institute
Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973
Koch, Guntram
Ross, John
Sigismondi, Roberto


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient sarcophagi

Box 1-125

Marble

Box 1-4

A

Box 5-8

Adana

Box 9

Ankara

Box 10

Antakya

Box 11-15

Antalya

Box 16

Aphrodisias

Box 17-18

Arles

Box 19-20

Athens

Box 21-22

B

Box 23

Baltimore

Box 24-25

Beirut

Box 26

Boston

Box 27-28

Bursa

Box 29-30

C

Box 31

Cambridge

Box 32

Cava de' Tirreni

Box 33-37

Copenhagen

Box 38

Cyrene

Box 39-40

D

Box 41-42

Damascus

Box 43

E

Box 44-45

Ephesos

Box 46-47

F

Box 48

G-H

Box 49

I

Box 50-54

Istanbul

Box 55-57

Izmir

Box 58-59

Iznik

Box 60

J

Box 61

K

Box 62-63

Konya

Box 64

L

Box 65

M

Box 66-67

Malibu

Box 68

N

Box 69-70

New York

Box 71

O

Box 72-75

Ostia

Box 76-77

P

Box 78-79

Pamukkale

Box 80-81

Paris

Box 82-83

Pisa

Box 84

R

Box 85-96

Rome

Box 85

General

Box 86

Catacombs

Box 86

Churches

Box 88

Museums

Box 89

Capitoline Museum

Box 90

Galleria Borghese

Box 91

Galleria Doria Pamphili

Box 92-94

Museo delle Terme

Box 95

Palazzi

Box 96

Vias and Villas

Box 97-98

S

Box 99-100

Salerno

Box 101

Salona

Box 102-103

San Simeon, Hearst Castle

Box 104

Side

Box 105-107

Split

Box 108-109

T

Box 101-111

Termessos

Box 112-115

Thessalonika

Box 116

Tyre

Box 117

U

Box 118

V

Box 119-121

Vatican City

Box 122

W

Box 123

Y-Z

Box 124

Location unknown

Box 125

Forgeries

Box 126-129

Other materials

Box 126

Metal

Box 127

Limestone

Box 128

Terracotta

Box 129

Wood

Box 130

Unclassified

Box 131*

Oversize photographs