About: Claudia Cevenini

As director of operations for food services, I'm responsible for everything food-related at the Getty Villa. I have a lifelong passion for food, and for baking in particular, and I used to be executive pastry chef for the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. I'm an avid reader and a music buff—in a previous incarnation I earned a master's degree in English and American literature and worked for many years as an executive in the recording industry. My funny accent might give away that I'm Italian.

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Tea by the Sea, A Tribute to the Villa’s Past

View of the former Tea Room from what is now the Museum entrance

Tea by the Sea, a new experience of the ancient Mediterranean inspired by the herbs and fruits of the Getty Villa’s gardens, kicks off December 2. The idea of offering tours and tea at the Villa stemmed from the requests… More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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