University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

Is the Hope Head an Italian Goddess?

A Case of Circumstantial Evidence

By: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

“Never forget that the most valuable acquisition a man of refined taste can make is a piece of fine Greek sculpture.” This quotation, taken from a letter by Gavin Hamilton to Charles Townley, well illustrates the cultural climate in England at the turn of the 19th cen­tury. Hamilton, a Scottish painter, archaeologist, and dealer, may have had […]