The collection of casts
During the Second World War, the Institute’s extensive collection of gypsum casts was largely destroyed. Only a few heads and smaller casts are left. But they show that the Giessen collection of casts differed from the collections at the Prussian universities. The aim of the project is, on the one hand, to document and identify the existing casts and on the other hand, to reconstruct the lost stock as far as possible. The acquisition history not only casts a spotlight on the history of the Giessen Institute and its associated scientists but is also important in the history of the science of Classical Archaeology.
Abgüsse nach Terrakotten aus der Sammlung des schwedischen Bildhauers Bengt Erland Fogelberg (1786-1854)