The Gymnasium Area: Sculpture

by Mary C. Sturgeon

Corinth XXIII.1
232 pp, 4 color figs, 4 plans, 4 color pls, 52 b/w pls, 1 table
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-024-4
Publication Date: Dec 2022
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


Volume XXIII in the Corinth series is dedicated to the finds from the Gymnasium Area, excavated between 1965 and 1972 by James R. Wiseman and the University of Texas at Austin. Fascicle XXIII.1 presents the marble sculpture, 126 pieces dating between the 6th century B.C. and 5th century A.D. and found in or near a variety of built features, including the ornately decorated Bath-Fountain complex. Among the sculptural finds are portraits of athletes and civic officials and depictions of Dionysos, Hermes, and Aphrodite and the nymphs. Herms and statue bases also form part of the assemblage. This corpus grants us insight into the sculptural practices after the founding of the Roman colony at Corinth, and critical knowledge concerning display context, reuse, and the deposition of sculpture at a gymnasium in a large regional center of the eastern Mediterranean.

About the Author: Mary C. Sturgeon is Professor Emerita of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.