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Marble Relief with a Young Girl Holding Doves
Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org

A Young Girl Holding Doves

A masterpiece of Greek sculpture is on special loan to the Getty Villa More»

Marie Orensanz, Limitada, 1978, Photograph, edition 1 of 5, 13 3/4 x 19 11/16 in. (35 x 50 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
© Marie Orensanz

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Your Questions about the Getty Gardens, Answered

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Getty Center Central Garden, watercolor. Courtesy of and © Tayen Kim

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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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