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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum : life and afterlife of a sculpture collection

Author: Carol C Mattusch; Henry Lie
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneumburied during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, then rediscovered in 1750contained a large collection of bronze and marble statuary and busts. Before they were published or exhibited, the sculptures were restored so as to appear whole, thereby helping to shape early modern tastes in classical sculpture. This book describes the nature of the ancient sculptures and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: CD-ROM
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol C Mattusch; Henry Lie
ISBN: 0892367229 9780892367221
OCLC Number: 54806396
Description: xxiii, 390 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm. + 1 plan in pocket.
Contents: Roman villas --
The rediscovery of antiquity --
Technical examinations --
Marble sculptures --
Bronze statuary --
Afterlives.
Responsibility: Carol C. Mattusch ; with Henry Lie.
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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum buried during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, then rediscovered in 1750 contained a large collection of bronze and marble statuary and busts.  Read more...

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