The Museum presents Addenda 1
Antique Bronze Figures at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Taramona-Basabe Collection
The 96 ancient bronze figures in the Museum constitute one of its most unique groups of works. They were donated in 1942 by Mercedes Basabe y Cotoner, widow of Manuel Taramona and in accordance with her late husband’s wishes. In 2011, having published 30 articles in the first 5 issues of its Bulletin, the Museum published in first Addenda, conceived as a vehicle for monographic studies of collections too long to be published as single articles. On this occasion Professor Ramón Corzo, senior professor at Seville University and a notable archaeologist, has been commissioned to study the bronzes. The result is an exceptionally rigorous and in-depth text.