Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Online

Project Description:

The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA), overseen by the Union Académique Internationale, is a series of high-quality catalogues of mostly ancient Greek painted pottery in collections around the world. The first fascicule appeared in 1922 and since then around 380 have appeared, illustrating more than 100,000 vases in 24 countries. CVA Online project began as a three-year project in 2000, when Oxford University's Beazley Archive was invited to undertake the digitization of out-of-print fascicules. The digitized catalogues can be viewed and browsed through this site, which also provides links to the fully searchable Beazley Archive pottery database. Digitization work continues under the auspices of the Archive.