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Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art

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Votive head of a young man
Etruscan, Hellenistic, ca. 3rd-2nd century B.C.

Biconical pithos and lid
Etruscan, Archaic, impasto, ca.7th century B.C.

The Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art located in the William D. Walsh Family Library is the result of the largest gift of art in Fordham’s history. The collection was donated by Fordham alumnus William D. Walsh and his wife Jane, longtime benefactors of the University. The antiquities museum occupies 4,000 square feet of space on the main floor of the Library. It features more than 260 antiquities dating from the 10th century B.C. through the 3rd century A.D. The collection spans several periods, Mycenaean, Villanovan, Classical Greece, Geometrical, Archaic Roman, Imperial Roman, Republican, Etruscan, South Italian. There are red-figure and red-and-black-figure ceramics, and the shiny black Etruscan pottery known as Bucchero. There is an array of sculpture and terra cotta heads. Among the items on display are:
  • A terracotta patera (shallow bowl) with knob handles, ca. 340 B.C.;
  • A kylix (drinking cup with two handles), attributed to the Painter of Berlin 2268, a vase painter of the late sixth century B.C.;
  • A portrait of Julia Aquilia Severa, the second and fourth wife of Emperor Elagabalus, A.D. 220-222; and
  • A portrait of the emperor Hadrian from the second century A.D.
The museum, which is free of charge, is open to the general public Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00pm.

For the Fordham community the museum is open:

Mon -Thurs 8:30 am - 12 Midnight
Friday 8:30 am - 7 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday 12 Noon - 12 Midnight.

Curator: Jennifer Udell udell@fordham.edu

For information: 718-817-3590.

Directions to the Walsh Library

Hydria (Water Jar)
Greek, Attic, Archaic, Black-figure, ca. 510 B.C.

Askos (flask) in the shape of a bird
Italic, Apulian, Daunian, Late Classical, ca. 4th century B.C.


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