Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
auditorium of the Wisconsin State Historical Society on Library Mall
Professor Christopher H. Hallett, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a lecture sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America. Abstract: An art market came into being in the late Hellenistic period that supplied bronze statues, large and small, to rich collectors. Many of these notorious “Corinthian bronzes” actually survive from antiquity; we can even date them and find them employed in domestic cult in Roman homes: the familiar figures of the Roman Lares.
Free and open to the public