As the Getty Museum’s senior curator of paintings, I feel it is incumbent on me to walk through the galleries almost every day, speaking with the security officers and other staff and watching how the public looks at the collections…. More»
Did humans have eyes that close together in ancient times?
Naaaah, this helmet is ceremonial, most like for a funerary purpose. Once adorned with horsehair, feathers or metal animal horns, this decorative helmet was certainly not functional.
Did you notice the engraved ringlet curls at the helmet’s ‘hairline’?
Helmet, 400 - 375 B.C., Greek. J. Paul Getty Museum.