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- DescriptionThe 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. Before they were published or exhibited, the sculptures were restored so as to appear whole: it is thus that they helped to shape early modern tastes in classical sculpture. Scholars have sought to assign names to the individual busts and statues and to discover a unified, planned sculptural program for the decoration of the Villa dei Papiri. Here, however, more objective questions are asked: Are the bronzes uniform eugh in production technique and alloy or marble source to justify the tion of a single sculptural program? Did the owner of the Villa purchase the statues from one or from several sources?
- Author BiographyCarol C. Mattusch is Mathy Professor of Art History at George Mason University in Virginia.
- Author(s)Carol C. Mattusch,Henry Lie
- PublisherGetty Trust Publications
- Date of Publication01/01/2005
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationSanta Monica CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJ Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
- Content Note239ill.261col.ill.
- Weight2699 g
- Width222 mm
- Height298 mm
- Spine38 mm
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