A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University

A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University

by Peter I. Kuniholm, Nancy H. Ramage, Andrew Ramage
     
 

"With this guide, students and scholars can locate the impressive plaster casts made from classical Greek and Roman statues and other pieces that were brought to Cornell by A. D. White. They can also search out sculptures, pottery, coins, and functional objects from the ancient world that have been added to Cornell's collections over the years. Many of these

Overview

"With this guide, students and scholars can locate the impressive plaster casts made from classical Greek and Roman statues and other pieces that were brought to Cornell by A. D. White. They can also search out sculptures, pottery, coins, and functional objects from the ancient world that have been added to Cornell's collections over the years. Many of these antiquities are of high quality and significance. They are invaluable for research and scholarship and for teaching present-day students in fields from classics to art history to Near Eastern studies, anthropology, and city and regional planning."—from the Foreword by Hunter R. Rawlings III

A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University gives an overview of the Cornell Classical collections and discusses the history and instructional role played by the H. W. Sage Collection of Casts, an epitome of nineteenth-century scholarship and attitudes toward classical antiquity in the American university. It goes on to illustrate and discuss a selection of pottery, ceramics, sculpture, inscriptions, and Greek and Roman coinage in the Cornell collections. A chapter on "Life and Death in Antiquity" shows how humble objects provide an insight into this aspect of the Greek and Roman world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934260081
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Series:
Published by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Press, and Archaeology and Art Publications
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Peter I. Kuniholm is Professor of Archaeology and Dendrochronology and Curator of Classical Antiquities at Cornell University

Nancy H. Ramage is Adjunct Professor of History of Art at Cornell University and Professor Emeritus at Ithaca College.

Andrew Ramage is Professor of History of Art at Cornell University.

Jane S. Terrell is a 2002 graduate of Cornell University.

Hunter R. Rawlings III is President of the Association of American Universities and Professor of Classics and History at Cornell University, where he served as president from 1995 to 2003. He is the author of The Structure of Thucydides' History and a number of articles on Thucydides.

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