Ancient Vases

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This catalogue presents, for the first time, the finest ancient vases collected by Auguste and Eugène Dutuit, distinguished antiquarians who bequeathed their collection to the Petit Palais.

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The 136 vases presented here have been selected for their artistic or physical rarity, accompanied by labels which explain the political, economic or religious climate in which they were made. This work is thus a crucial resource for researchers and students, but its exploration of ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman mythology makes it a must-have for anybody with an interest in classical Greek, Etruscan and Roman history.


Author : Paulette Pelletier-Hornby
Number of pages: 360
Number of illustrations: 550
Dimensions: 24 x 30

Petit Palais

Petit Palais
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Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and completely renovated in 2005, the Petit Palais offers an artistic panorama from antiquity through the 20th century: ancient and medieval collections, precious objects from the French and Italian Renaissance, Flemish and Dutch paintings (Dutuit bequest), icons (Cabal bequest), 18th century work (Tuck donation), French paintings and sculptures from the 19th century - Courbet, Carpeaux, Cézanne, Vuillard - and Art Nouveau creations.