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Archaeology Lecture

Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”

Event Details

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 p.m.
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