Thursday, July 18, 2019

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10: Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

Cataloguing some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale. Since the first fascicule appeared in 1922, nearly four hundred volumes have been published by more than 120 collections in 26 countries.

Using the Getty’s digital publishing platform Quire, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10: Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters is the tenth volume issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the first ever born-digital publication for the entire Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum project.

Representing nearly two decades worth of collaboration across Getty departments, this new volume presents a selection of Attic red-figure column and volute kraters ranging from 520 to 510 BCE through the early fourth century CE. Among the works included are a significant dinoid volute krater and a volute krater with the Labors of Herakles that is attributed to the Kleophrades Painter.

Featuring zoomable images and multiple views of every krater, linked bibliographic references, and indices of attributions and subjects, this open-access, custom catalogue, along with its object data, is also available in multiple formats for download, including PDF, MOBI/Kindle, and EPUB. A paperback reference edition will also be available for purchase.

Despoina Tsiafakis earned her doctorate in classical archaeology and the history of art from the University of Thessaloniki. She spent four years as a curatorial assistant in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Antiquities Department and is presently a faculty member at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center in Greece.

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