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The only online ancient Art Resource directory of its kind!
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Classical Art & Antiquities

From the time of their rediscovery in the Renaissance, classical antiquities were associated with fine art, whether they were large marble statues, coins or engraved gems, which could also bear signatures. The antiquities of ancient Greece and Rome were considered to be special not only because they were often beautiful, but because ancient Greek and Roman authors wrote about the men who made them and achieved fame in their own life-times. The close association between fine art and classical archaeology was also a feature of the first public museums in Europe.
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