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The Beazley Archive is a research unit of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford, England. The core of the Archive is the collection of Sir John Beazley, who was Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford from 1925 to 1956.
His collection was bought by the University in 1965. Since 1970 it has been expanded through gift and purchase. It now comprises 500,000 notes, 250,000 monochrome photographs, 33,0000 negatives, 7,000 colour prints, 2000 books and catalogues, and 50,000 impressions of engraved gems.
The Beazley Archive website contains a substantial section on Classical Sculpture. It is based on the cast collection of the Ashmolean Musuem, Oxford, which includes casts of the most important works in museums worldwide.
The Classical Sculpture section contains illustrated articles on: Introduction, Archaic Period, Classical Period, Hellensitic Period, Architectural Sculpture, Grave Monuments, Votive Cult & Commemorative Monuments, and Portraiture.