Unveiling of two new engravings in the Museum of Antiquities

The Department of Classics & Ancient History and the School of Humanities is delighted to invite you to a special event for the unveiling of two engravings by Giovanni Battista de’Cavalieri.

Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri was a publisher and printmaker working in Rome c.1525-1601. His publication Antiquarum Statuarum Urbis Romae is an early and comprehensive printed record of the classical sculptures located in Rome at the time.

On Friday 11th August 2017 we will unveil two engravings on hand-laid paper (c.1569-1594) containing important and detailed information about the statues they depict, including their state of repair and where they were housed. One is Hymenaeus in Museo Garimberti, Plate 62; the other In aedibus Farnesianis (Psyche), Plate 46.

The engravings have been generously donated by independent scholar Lynette Jensen, whose research interests include the reading of visual images as primary evidence. The engravings, to be housed in the Museum of Antiquities at UNE, are gifted in honour of recent work on pagan angels by G.H.R. Horsley, Chair of Classics &
Ancient History at UNE.

The unveiling follows on from the School of Humanities Research Seminar, accompanied by morning tea. Please join us for the seminar and unveiling at the Oorala Centre, UNE.

Venue: Oorala Centre, University of New England
Date: Friday, 11th August 2017
Seminar: 9:30am
Unveiling: c.10:30am following the School of Humanities Research Seminar
Refreshments: Please join us for morning tea at the unveiling