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The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum

The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum

Catalogue of Plaster Casts of Greek and Roman Sculpture

By (author) R.R.R. Smith
By (author) Rune Frederiksen


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Full Description
The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum contains the premier collection of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the UK, formed over more than a century, from 1884 to the present. The collection has recently been re-displayed and integrated with the Museum, and this book is its first complete and illustrated catalogue. It presents 1,000 casts of monuments from all over the ancient world, from 600 BC to AD 500, from small bronzes to iconic monuments such as the Laokoon and the Augustus of Prima Porta. Contents: Preface Chapter 1 - Introduction: The Casts and the Cast Gallery Chapter 2 - Sculpture from buildings Chapter 3 - Greek statuary and Roman portraits Chapter 4 - Roman statuary in classical styles Chapter 5 - Funerary and votive reliefs Chapter 6 - Roman reliefs in classical styles Chapter 7 - Small bronzes Chapter 8 - Other casts and new aquisitions Abbreviations and Bibliography Index 1: Provinces Index 2: Museums Index 3: Casts of pieces now lost Contributions by Olympia Bobou and Milena Melfi.
About the Author
Contributions by Olympia Bobou and Milena Melfi. R.R.R. Smith is the Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology & Art at Oxford University.
Ashmolean Museum
11th Feb 2013
Paperback / softback
295 mm x 210 mm
360 Pages
color, 1160 b&w
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