About: Ashley Hilton

I graduated from UCLA in 2014 with college and departmental honors in art history. During my time at UCLA, I completed an honors thesis in art history, in which I analyzed marriage and engagement imagery in Byzantium. In fall 2014 I begin medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Put a Ring On It

Engagement Ring with a Greek Inscription / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

One ring and the two women who treasured it. More»

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      Drab or dynamic?

      This orange-brown colored tapestry was so in fashion in the late 17th century wealthy patrons ordered matching furniture upholstery to complement this unusual shade.

      The shade became known as tabac d’Espagne, or Spanish tobacco.

      Tapestry: The Offering to Bacchus from The Grotesque Series, about 1690 - 1730, Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      09/30/14

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