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Greek Funerary Sculpture: Catalogue of the Collections at the Getty Villa

  • Janet Burnett Grossman

    Much of the sculpture created in ancient Greece that has survived is funerary in nature. These markers commemorating the dead were traditionally placed along roads near the entrances to cities, where they could be seen by all. Although the monuments vary greatly in style, quality, and elaboration, they reach across the millennia speaking the universal language of human grief.

    This illustrated catalogue presents fifty-nine Greek funerary monuments in the antiquities collection of the Getty Museum. Spanning the Classical and Hellenistic periods, this collection offers new insight into Greek art and society that will be of interest to both scholars and the general public.

    Janet Burnett Grossman is former assistant curator of antiquities at the Getty Museum.

    "An exemplary catalogue by Janet Grossman, illustrated by the best museum photographs one has seen in a long time."
    —Art Newspaper

    "[Contains] clear descriptions and sensitive comments on the style and human interest of the monuments... very well designed and produced."

    160 pages
    9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
    125 duotone illustrations
    1 map
    ISBN 978-0-89236-612-5

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum