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Massow, Wilhelm von

    Full Name: Massow, Wilhelm von

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1891

    Date Died: 1949

    Place Born: Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Antique, the, Classical, Late Classical, and Roman (ancient Italian culture or period)


    Specialist in late classical Roman art, particularly that found in Roman-occupied Germany. He was born in Posen, Prussia, which is present-day, Poznań, Poland.  Curator at the Berlin Museum, 1927-1935, where he oversaw the reconstruction of the Pergamon altar and the Milet market tower. Transferred to the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Trier in 1935 due to political reasons. Removed from his post in 1945 by the Allied occupation forces through denazification proceedings.

    Selected Bibliography

    Römische Grabmäler der Mosellande und der angrenzenden Gebiete II. 1932.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 256-257.


    "Massow, Wilhelm von." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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