In the late Roman Republic an art market came into being that supplied bronze statues, large and small, to wealthy collectors. With the emergence of competitive collecting by the super-rich at Rome, a novel kind of collectible bronze statuette resulted, well attested in the ancient literary sources and referred to as aes Corinthum, or Corinthia—“Corinthian bronzes.” Once used in domestic cults as well as rituals and public ceremonies throughout the Roman world, many of these survive from antiquity.
Lecture in memory of Prof. J. K. (Jock) Anderson and accompanied by a remembrance of Jock Anderson by Dr. Christopher Simon.
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Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
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