Sui gessi nell’Ottocento. I Galati di Venezia

Myriam Pilutti Namer

pp. 129-139, Figg. 6, Tavv. 6

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This paper retraces the story of the plaster casts of the three sculptures of the so-called Pergamene «Little Barbarians» preserved at the National Archaeological Museum of Venice. Commissioned in 1865 by Heinrich Brunn, the director of the German Institute of Archaeology, they were made in Venice by Eugenio Tombola thanks to Giuseppe Valentinelli, the librarian of the Marciana library. The article examines in detail the letters from Brunn to Valentinelli and the official files concerning the process of execution of the plaster casts, paying special attention to those at present stored in European Museums.

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