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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT PORTRAIT SCULPTURE
76.P.11  
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Description
A collection of modern photographs of ancient portrait sculpture, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection's focus is on famous ancient persons, including Greek philosophers and statesmen, Hellenistic rulers, Roman Republican statesmen, and Roman emperors and empresses.
Background
In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.
Extent
34.7 linear feet (166 boxes)
Restrictions
Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the Guide to the Photo Archive and Database.