Peter Kranz

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Peter Kranz (born September 28, 1941 in Berlin ) is a German classical archaeologist .


After studying classical archeology, art history and the ancient history in Hamburg , Freiburg , Saarbrücken and Bonn ring in 1969 with a thesis on Early Greek seated figures doctorate . He then worked as a volunteer first at the State Art Collection in Kassel and from 1971 as an assistant in Marburg and then in Bochum , where he joined in 1980 with the signature seasons sarcophagi habilitated . Until his appointment as adjunct professor in 1983, he worked as a private lecturer. From 1985 to 1986 he prepared a thesis on Asklepios in Princeton . From 1986 he was a professor and visiting professor in Kiel , Mainz and Vienna . Through a call from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , which he accepted in 1991, he became a full professor of classical archeology and full professor until he retired in September 2006.

With the help of the university and the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation, Kranz initiated the redesign and in 1994 the opening of the antique collection and is a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute .


  • Bettina Bartz (Red.): Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar . 18th edition. KG Saur, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-598-23603-4 , p. 1699 .

Fonts (selection)

  • Early Greek seated figures . Bonn 1972 (also dissertation, Bonn 1969)
  • Corpus vasorum antiquorum . 1975, ISBN 3-406-00938-7 (together with Reinhard Lullies )
  • Seasons sarcophagi: Development and iconography of the motif of the 4 seasons on imperial sarcophagi and sarcophagus lids . Mann, Berlin 1984, ISBN 3-7861-1379-3 (also habilitation paper, Bochum 1980)
  • The image of man in ancient art: Lecture on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Erlangen-Nürnberg University Association on May 14, 1996 . University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen-Nuremberg 1996
  • The Roman erotic sarcophagi . Mann, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-7861-1785-3
  • Pergameus Deus: archaeological and numismatic studies on the representations of Asclepius in Pergamon during Hellenism and imperial times . Bibliopolis, Möhnesee 2004, ISBN 3-933925-56-8

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. History of the antique collection
  3. Entry by the German Archaeological Institute