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The Classical Collection: The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art The University of Chicago

ISBN13: 9780935573251
ISBN: 0935573259
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago David & Alfred
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 256

The Smart Museum's Classical collection began developing in the 1890s and now consists of approximately eight hundred pieces, including large-scale statuary and floor mosaics, vases, figurines, coins, lamps, and other utensils. The first extensive study of the Smart's collection, this catalogue presents a selection of the museum's antiquities and provides a historiographical introduction that traces the formation of the collection in relationship to the pedagogical ideas of the University of Chicago. Serving as a factual and functional guide, this catalogue serves classicists and art historians, as well as the museum's many visitors.