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The Herculaneum women : history, context, identities / edited by Jens Daehner ; with texts by Jens Daehner ... [et al.]
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum ; Dresden : Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, c2007
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 4th Floor  NB169 .H47 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject Herculaneum women
Subject(s) Sculpture, Greco-Roman -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city)
Physical Description xiii, 178 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm
Contents Discovery and archaeological context / Jens Daehner -- From Herculaneum to Dresden: the modern history / Kordelia Knoll -- The large and small Herculaneum women sculptures / Christiane Vorster -- The statue types in the Roman world / Jens Daehner -- Greek origins: the Herculaneum women in the pre-Roman world / Christiane Vorster -- From the menagerie to the plaster gallery: the Herculaneum women in Dresden / Moritz Woelk
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-174) and index
Review "Around 1711, three life-size marble statues of women were found near Portici on the Bay of Naples. They were the first significant discoveries from the ancient city of Herculaneum, one of the towns buried in the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and they became famous in Europe as the Large and Small Herculaneum Women. First brought to Vienna, they have been in the Antiquities Collection in Dresden since 1736." "This book presents the comprehensive history of these famous sculptures, including their discovery, archaeological context, art historical interpretation, and the impact of the Greek statuary types on representations of Roman women throughout the ancient world. No other models of the draped female body were used more often in Roman sculpture to carry individual portraits, especially those of private citizens, than the Large and Small Herculaneum Women."--BOOK JACKET
Alternate Author Daehner, Jens

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