Mediterranean Section Collection Highlights


The collections of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum comprise some 34,000 objects of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Cypriot, and Bronze Age Aegean origins, as well as small numbers of artifacts from related culture areas. The acquisition of objects from classical lands, especially excavated archaeological material, was a primary interest in the Museum's early years, when the collections were enriched through the acquisition of excavated material from Italy and from Crete. Subsequently, Museum excavations at Kourion and Lapithos on Cyprus added additional archaeological material to the collections. Donations and purchases from the first half of the 20th century have also added to the collections, as, for example, with Roman glass and coins, Greek vases, and the Maikop treasure. An important addition was the gift in 1904, by Philadelphia department store founder John Wanamaker, of some 450 bronze reproductions, mainly of objects from Pompeii and Herculaneum housed at the Naples Museum. Produced by the famed workshop of Chiurazzi and Son, the collection consists of objects of daily life as well as small- and large-scale statues.

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66-6-11A
66-6-11B
67-39-26
32-36-64
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Earring
66-6-11A
View Object | 53650
Earring
66-6-11B
View Object | 53650
Quiver
67-39-26
View Object | 33734
Statue
32-36-64
View Object | 53558

MS851
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MS3688
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MS3483
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MS3442
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Cuirass
MS851
View Object | 53625
Fountain Statue
MS3688
View Object | 53626
Sculpture
MS3483
View Object | 53627
Amphora
MS3442
View Object | 53570

29-126-41
Object On Display
MS4012
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MS850
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MS4287
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Coin
29-126-41
View Object | 53598
Mosaic Fragment
MS4012
View Object | 114981
Helmet
MS850
View Object | 53317
Rhyton
MS4287
View Object | 33735

MS3488A
Object On Display
MS3488B
Object On Display
L-64-185
Object On Display
29-128-1358
Sarcophagus
MS3488A
View Object | 53611
Sarcophagus Lid
MS3488B
View Object | 53611
Stamnos
L-64-185
View Object | 53599
Gem
29-128-1358
View Object | 56128

MS5470
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MS4916A
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30-33-2A
MS5711
Object On Display
Grave Stele
MS5470
View Object | 53276
Relief
MS4916A
View Object | 53269
Ornament
30-33-2A
View Object | 53647
Jug
MS5711
View Object | 53616

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