Greek, Etruscan & Roman Art: The Classical Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Greek, Etruscan & Roman Art: The Classical Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Greek, Etruscan & Roman Art: The Classical Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Greek, Etruscan & Roman Art: The Classical Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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As acting Curator from 1945 until his death in 1952, George H. Chase not only wrote a new Guide to the Classical Collection (1950) but revised Arthur Fairbanks's Greek Gods and Heroes (1948) and published articles on specific objects in the Department. The present edition of the Guide is based on Dr. Chase's text with alterations and additions. Objects not in the 1950 edition include recent acquisitions and works of longer standing which broaden the scope of the Guide. Certain objects, such as the so-called Dipylon vase and the Attic grave stele from Boeotia, have been cleaned or taken apart and restored anew in the years since the last edition was being prepared. The bibliographies have been brought up to date, and Edward J. Moore has prepared a number of new photographs.

Emily T. Vermeule has rewritten the sections on the prehistoric civilizations of Greece and Crete. Adolph S. Cavallo has contributed the description of Greek and Roman textiles. I am indebted to Dietrich von Bothmer, George M. A. Hanfmann, and Herbert Hoffmann for helpful suggestions. Mary B. Comstock has collaborated in the editorial work and in assembling new material. Carl F. Zahn is responsible for the new design of this edition. Suzanne E. Chapman prepared a new departmental plan and several new drawings. Julia T. Green arranged the manuscript for publication.

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