Furtwängler, Adolf

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Furtwängler, Adolf

(ä`dôlf fo͝ort`vĕng-lər), 1853–1907, German archaeologist, authority on ancient vases and gems. He made important excavations at Olympia, Aegina, and Orchomenus and wrote the authoritative Meisterwerke der griechischen Plastik [masterpieces of Greek sculpture] (1893), of which a smaller edition was later translated into English.
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It was Adolf Furtwangler (18531907) who did most to promote the value of Roman, classicising sculptures in marble as copies of lost works.
Adolf Furtwangler presented a modification of Lenormant's 'Taras position' in his Meisterwerke der Griechischen plastik, published in 1893.