Catalogue of the Collections


Metalwork from the Hellenized East: Catalogue of the Collections

Michael Pfommer


252 pages

PDF file size: 24.3 MB


This heavily illustrated catalogue is devoted to the Getty Museum’s collection of silver and gold from the Hellenized East—one of the largest yet assembled. Among the objects included are rhyta, bowls, cups, jewelry, and decorative gold and silver ornaments for horse bridles and clothing. In an extensive introduction, the author dates the various groups of objects and places them within a wider cultural and archaeological context, providing a detailed stylistic analysis of the ornamental motifs of many pieces. Of particular importance is the inclusion of illustrations of some fifty little-known comparative objects as well as extensive bibliographic references.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Seleucids, Parthians, Kushans, and the Getty Silver
  • Treasure I
    • Ornamental Horse Trappings
    • Silver Bust of a Woman
    • Decorated Vessels
    • Undecorated Vessels
    • Jewelry
    • Treasure I: Summary
  • Treasures II And III
    • Lion Rhyton and Related Rhyta
    • Other Vessels in Treasure II
    • Treasure II: Summary
    • Net Pattern Bowl
  • Treasure IV
    • Leaf Calyx Cup
    • Leaf Calyx Bowl
    • Hemispherical Cup, Kettle, and Shallow Bowl
    • Gold Cup
    • Indo-Scythian Jewelry
    • Camel Rider
    • Blossom
    • Harness Ornaments
    • Treasure IV: Summary
  • Medallion Bowl with Dionysos and Ariadne
  • Bull’s Head Cup
  • Notes
  • Catalogue
    • Note to the Reader
    • Color Plates
    • Treasure I
    • Treasure II
    • Treasure III
    • Related Rhyta without Contexts
    • Treasure IV
    • Bowl
    • Cup
  • Profiles
  • Index
  • Chart of Flower Types