"The J.Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection - Revised Edition" by . Lapatin

The J.Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection - Revised Edition . Lapatin

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
08 Jul 2010
Getty Publications
264 pages: 243 x 143 x 21mm
200 colour & 12 b&w illustrations

This is a stunningly illustrated examination of nearly two-hundred of the most important pieces in the J. Paul Getty Museum's Antiquities Collection. The antiquities collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles contains more than fifty thousand objects. Spanning thousands of years - from Pre-classical times as far back as the third millennium B.C. through the third century A.D. - it encompasses Cycladic, Greek, Etruscan, South Italian, Roman, and Romano-Egyptian cultures. The collection includes one of the world's finest assemblages of ancient Greek vases, monumental marble sculptures and diminutive bronzes, Greek and Roman gems, as well as Hellenistic silverware, jewellery and glass. In lively prose accompanied by a full-colour photograph of each object, this handbook presents nearly two hundred of the Getty Museum's most important pieces in its collection.

Kenneth Lapatin & Karol Wight are associate and senior curator, respectively, in the Department of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum.