TADDEI, Maurizio. Rome 3.3.1936 — Rome 5.2.2000. Italian Art Historian and Archaeologist of South Asia. Professor in Naples. Studies at La Sapienza in Rome, graduated 1961 Under Bussagli). In 1964-74 worked in Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale (Rome), in 1967-77 Director of Italian Missione archeologica in Pakistan. From 1968 Professor incaricato at I.U.O.N. in Naples, from 1976 ord. Professor of Indian archaeology and art history. He also taught at IsMEO / IsIAO and lived in Rome. Active member of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology. A further interest was the history of Asian studies.

Publications: Numerous articles on Gandharan art, archaeology, and related subjects in AION, E&W, SAA, etc.

– The Ancient Civilization of India. L. 1970 (from Italian original, Archaeol. Mundi).

– India antica. 191 p. Milano 1972, English transl. India. London 1977.

– Arte narrativa tra India e mondo ellenistico. 46 p. 15 fig. Conferenze IsMEO 5. Roma 1993, English transl. 2015.

– On Gandhāra: collected articles. 1-2. 707 p. Naples 2003.

– Edited: Napoli e l’India. Atti del Convegno Napoli-Ercolano, 2-3 giugno 1988. A cura di A. Sorrentino e M. Taddei. 15+403 p. Ist. Univ. Orientale, Series Minor 34. Naples 1990; Angelo De Gubernatis. Europa e Oriente nell’Italia umbertina. 1-4. Napoli 1995-2001.

Sources: *Gh. Gnoli, E&W 50, 2000; *G. Verardi, AION 60-61, 2000-01, 531-541 with bibliography; personal knowledge 1991/99; Italian Wikipedia.