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BER.19

Berenson Library core photograph collection, Antiquities, 1880-1959

Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: BER.19
Repository: Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Title: Berenson Library core photograph collection, Antiquities, 1880-1959.
Date(s): 1880-1959
Date(s): 1890-1940
Quantity: 4,210 photographic prints (30 archive boxes) b&w
Quantity: 29.5 linear feet
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Italian.
Abstract: Includes photographs of Prehistoric, Egyptian, and Classical Antiquities that are part of the Berenson Library core photo collection.

Processed by:

Spyros Koulouris

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in five series: 1. Prehistoric, 2. Egyptian, 3. Aegean civilizations, 4. Etruscan, and 5. Greco-Roman. Series 3, 4, and 5 are organized in subseries. Files within series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by the name of the city.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of images of antiquities in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. Most of the photographs show temples, statues, mosaics, and ceramics in Egypt, Greece, and Italy as they were in the first half of the 20th century. A significant number of photos documents objects and archaeological sites in Athens, Istanbul, Naples, and Rome. Other images of special interest depict Theban tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Sculpture, Greco-Roman
Mosaics, Greco-Roman
Architecture, Classical
Art, Classical
Pottery, Greek
Antiquities, Prehistoric
Art, Etruscan
Art, Egyptian
Tombs--Egypt--Thebes (Extinct city)

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