Showcasing the collections in the Getty Villa, this book’s emphasis on the spiritual beliefs and practices of individuals promises to make the works of Greek and Roman art more accessible to readers. Compelling representations of private religious devotion, these small objects express personal ways of worshiping that are still familiar to us today. A chapter on contemporary domestic worship further enhances the relevance of these miniature sculptures for modern viewers.
Alexandra Sofroniew was assistant curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has curated exhibitions for the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Currently, she teaches classical archaeology at St. John’s College, Oxford.
To see a variety of devotional objects offered by the Barakat Gallery, just like those Alexandra presents in this compelling book, browse the selections below or visit our Classical Bronzes collection HERE