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 Jeffery 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, 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 delicate, thought to be from the Gaul, are the topic of John Pollini’s detailed discussion.
Table of Contents
Coppe ioniche in argento
Pier Giovanni Guzzo
Life and Death at the Hands of a Siren
An Exceptional Pair of Terra-cotta Arulae from South Italy
Images of Alexander the Great in the Getty Museum
Janet Burnett Grossman
Hellenistisches Gold und Ptolemäische Herrscher
Two Bronze Portrait Busts of Slave Boys from a Shrine of Cobannus in Gaul
Technical Investigation of a Painted Romano-Egyptian Sarcophagus form the Fourth Century A.D.
Maya Elston and Jeffrey Maish