Studia Varia From the J.Paul Getty Museum V 2 . True

Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
J. Paul Getty Museum
200 pages: 250 x 150 x 15mm
191 b&w illustrations

This is the second volume in a series on wide-ranging topics relating to objects in the Antiquities collection of the Getty Museum. It consists of seven articles in English, German, and Italian. Chronologically ranging from Pier Giovanni Guzzo's presentation of two early sixth-century-B.C. silver cups to a technical analysis by Maya Elston and Jeffrey Maish of a rare late-antique wooden sarcophagus from Egypt. Despoina Tsiafakis discusses a South Italian bronze askos in the shape of a siren, and Gina Salapata analyzes a pair of South Italian terra-cotta arulae. As a companion text to his publication of an important jewelry assemblage in Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt (see p. 13), Michael Pfrommer presents an in-depth scholarly interpretation of the jewelry. Janet Burnett Grossman has compiled a catalogue of portraits of Alexander the Great in various media from the Getty Museum; and two life-size bronze portraits of delicati, thought to be from Gaul, are the topic of John Pollini's detailed discussion.

Marion True is curator of the antiquities collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Mary Louise Hart is assistant curator of antiquities at the musecum.