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Rusicade: théâtre romain, Philippeville Album
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rusicade : théâtre romain, Philippeville Album
    Date (inclusive): 1895
    Number: 90.R.1
    Creator/Collector: Ranoux, Henri
    Physical Description: 1 album(s) (30 photographic prints)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Album of cyanotypes and text recording archaeological investigations at the ancient site of Rusicada.
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    Language: Collection material is in French

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Henri Ranoux was an architect and archaeologist. The author of the text, Louis Bertrand, was the head of the Philippeville Museum at the site of Rusicada (now known as Skikda) in Algeria, and professor at the Lycée in Bugeaud (Algeria) from 1891-1900. He wrote numerous travel books, histories, and novels.

    Administrative Information


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    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation.

    Rusicade : théâtre romain, Philippeville album, 1895, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 90.R.1

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1990.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This album of cyanotypes records archaeological investigations at the ancient site of Rusicada, once an important port in the Roman period. The site was entirely built over during the French occupation of Algeria and its monuments are only known in several 19th-century drawings. Objects from the site were first displayed in an open-air museum and later in the Philippeville Museum. The museum was destroyed between 1954-1962 and the objects housed there were removed for safekeeping. This album depicts many of the objects, not illustrated in the 1896 museum catalog, as they were displayed in the earlier open-air museum.
    Included are views of the architectural remains, with a plan of the Roman theater, and the finds, consisting mainly of sculpture, ceramics, and a mosaic, all of which were displayed in the open-air museum near the theater. Several objects representing the cult of Mithras are represented.
    Text consists of captions to photos, with detailed measurements given for the objects depicted. Titles from captions. Measurements, etc. are not transcribed.


    In original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Excavations (Archaeology) -- Algeria -- Skikda
    Theaters -- Algeria -- Skikda
    Architecture, Roman -- Algeria -- Skikda
    Art, Roman -- Algeria -- Skikda

    Subjects - Places

    Rome - Antiquities
    Skikdah (Algeria) -- Antiquities, Roman

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Cyanotypes -- Algeria -- 19th century


    Bertrand, Louis
    Ranoux, Henri