About: Flora Boros

I'm the current graduate intern in the antiquities curatorial department of the Getty Villa. I studied anthropology and art history at Vassar College, and received my master's in material anthropology and museum studies at Oxford University. I've worked at the Rubin Museum of Art, the American History Workshop, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Special Collections and University Archives of Rutgers University's Alexander Library.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Myth and Miraculous Performance: The Virgin Hodegetria

Icon with the Virgin and Child / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the Byzantine Museum, Kastoria, no. 457

Revered in Constantinople, the icon known as the Virgin Hodegetria was believed to hold special powers. More»

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      The Flip Side

      An almost 500-year-old plate depicting the abduction of Helen, the trigger for the Trojan War.

      The back records the year it was made, 1534 (MDXXXIIII), along with the artist’s signature and a verse describing the mythological scene on the front. Too beautiful of a plate to be used for dinner!

      06/29/15

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