Title

Showcased at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick is one of the nation

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-2001

Pages

76-79, 96-98

Abstract

Showcased at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick is one of the nation's finest collections of ancient art. Two prizes of the collection are the lifesize portrait head of Emperor Antoninus Pius, carved from marble about 100 years after the birth of Christ, and an amphora or vase that was fashioned almost 500 years earlier and painted by someone known only as the Pan Painter. The most valuable treasures in the collection, and perhaps the most valuable assets owned by the college, are four huge panels dating from nearly 900 C.C. that once graced the palace and temple of the Assyrian ruler Assurnasirpal II. The museum possesses close to 2,000 works of art from the ancient Mediterranean world. The nucleus and genesis of the collection are 600 pieces given to Bowdoin between 1906 and 1930 by Edward P. Warren who used his sizable income from his family's S. D. Warren Paper Company in Wesbrook to live abroad in England and to collect Greek vases.

Subjects

Art, Bowdoin College Museum

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