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Attic inscriptions in UK Collections : Lyme Park.

Liddel, Peter and Low, Polly (2019) 'Attic inscriptions in UK Collections : Lyme Park.', . AIO Papers series., 5


Lyme Park, a National Trust property in Cheshire, contains two inscriptions of Attic, perhaps Athenian, provenance, both of which are well-preserved funerary monuments. The configuration of their current display – alongside an uninscribed piece of sculpture – preserves the design commissioned by their collector, Thomas Legh, when he had Lyme Hall refurbished in the 1810s. They are therefore important to our understanding of the reception of classical aesthetics in the early nineteenth century. We are very grateful to the staff of Lyme Park for their assistance in making arrangements for our autopsy of the inscriptions. We would like also to thank the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne for granting us permission to reproduce images originally published in Scholl 1995a. Mr R. Laev was the photographer. Stephen Lambert, S. Doulgas Olson, P. J. Rhodes, Robert Pitt and the anonymous reader for AIUK, offered valuable comments on earlier drafts, and Tim Parkin provided helpful advice on infant and maternal demography and mortality; we are happy to record our thanks to them.

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