About: Christina Lincir

I'm a third-year undergraduate majoring in history and minoring in art history. Because of my love for history and museums, I'm interested in investigating the ins and outs of exhibitions and how museums operate. I find Byzantium fascinating because of the transformation of the Roman Empire into a Christian empire, and the power struggle between the emperors and the Church.

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Hidden Beneath the Ruins of Eleutherna

Plaque with the Life of Achilles / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the Rethymno Archaeological Museum

Recently unearthed from the ruins of an ancient city in Greece, a group of carved ivories provides a window into the dawn of Christian art in Byzantium. 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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