Jennifer Rose

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Why the Cyrus Cylinder Matters Today

The Cyrus Cylinder as installed at the Getty Villa
The Cyrus Cylinder, Achaemenid, after 539 B.C. Terracotta, 22.9 x 10 cm. The British Museum

Why is this small cylinder of baked clay so famous around the world? More»

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      Put a Ring on It

      Who wouldn’t want to wear a gold ring featuring the slaying of a Chimaera, a mythological beast with the head and body of a lion, a goat’s head on its back, and a snakes head as a tail. 

      Oh, and it breathes fire. (And was made between 340 - 320 B.C.)


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