Collection of Ingalls Library 29.2020
This small, undated sales catalogue, which includes mask and diadem electrotypes (or “galvanoplastic copies”) attests to the past popularity of such reproductions of Mycenaean and Minoan artifacts. A short essay printed in German, French, and English highlights numerous prehistoric objects discovered in then-recent excavations. Rather than travel to Greece, readers could purchase copies like the mask and lion-head rhyton illustrated here, reproducing “the original form as well as the color and brilliancy of the metals.” The diadem appears on another page.
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