Jole Bovio Marconi

Jole Bovio Marconi was an important classicist who attended the Scuola archeologica italiana in Athens and served as an administrator in the offices of the Antichita e Belle Arti. Concentrating her work on the classical monuments of Sicily, she published many important works, including the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum-the seminal catalog of black figure vases of the Palermo Archaeological Museum. Interested in prehistoric Sicily, she became Superintendent of Antiquities from 1939 to 1963. She also published extensively-The Civilization of the Conca d'Oro and the Grotta del Vecchiuzzo, among many others. She was a model who followed her prolific fieldwork with the scholarly publication of the results. Courageously, during the war she transferred all the objects of the Palermo Museum to safety and after the war was instrumental in rebuilding the museum. She taught prehistory in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Palermo and was also involved in the restoration of the temple at Segesta. Professor Marconi died of old age in 1986.

Author of biography: Vincenzo Tusa, Palermo Museum
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Keywords: Accademia dei Lincei, Antichita e Belle Arti, Archaeological Museum of Palermo, Athens, black figure vases, Bronze Age, Grotta del Genovese, Grotta dell'Addaura, Grotta del Vecchiuzzo, The Civilization of the Conca d'Oro, Collisani, Convent of S. Martino delle Scale, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Italy, Levanzo, Montepellegrino, Necropolis of Palermo, Palermo, Palermo Museum, Petralia Soprana, Piero Marconi, Piedmont, prehistory, reconstruction, Rome, Scuola archeologica italiana, Segesta, Selinute, Sicily, Temple E (Selinute), Tusa, University of Palermo.

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