Apologies for cross posting.
The Perseus Digital Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are
to announce the third illustrated Web catalog of ancient art from the
A collection of 140 ancient gems currently held by the MFA now appears
the Perseus Gem Catalog. The gems originate within various
cultures and at various dates, with the majority crafted in Greece
560 and 100 B.C. The catalog is illustrated with 323 navigable
high-resolution photographs of the gems and their casts. These may be
viewed either in full or in parts magnified to allow the inspection of
The Perseus Digital Library extends its thanks to John Herrmann, Mary
Comstock, and Nancy Allen of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for making
publication of these materials possible. This catalog of ancient gems
represents a third phase of collaboration between curatorial staff at
MFA and the Perseus Digital Library. Funding has been provided by the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through
time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of
source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that
greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities
strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research,
connect more people through the connection of ideas.
Some quick links:
Further details on and links to the online catalog of gems ...
Further details on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ...
Further details on the Perseus Digital Library ...
If you encounter any problems with the Perseus Gem Catalog, please write
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experiencing (enough to make the error replicable).
Thomas L. Milbank
Perseus Digital Library
Department of Classics
124 Eaton Hall
Medford, MA 02155