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Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org
A masterpiece of Greek sculpture is on special loan to the Getty Villa More»
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Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait (J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AP.72) for binding media analysis.
Funerary portraits yield their secrets. More»
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Detail of a corner panel from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt
, A.D. 300–400, Roman, from near Baiae, Italy. Stone tesserae, 51–68 1/2 × 34 1/2–58 ¼ in.
15 key facts about this colorful and long-lasting art form More»
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Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.
Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»
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Vessel with Leda and the Swan; Attributed to Painter of Louvre MNB 1148 (Greek (Apulian), active 350 - 330 B.C.); Apulia, South Italy; about 330 B.C.; Terracotta; 90.2 x 26 cm (35 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.); 86.AE.680
The curious evolution of the witch in ancient literature. More»
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Mixing Vessel with Medea Departing in a Chariot (detail), about 400 B.C., attributed to the Policoro Painter. Terracotta, 19 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 1991.1. Photo: Tim Evanson on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
Unpacking the ancient, bloody myth of Medea. More»
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Statue of the Infant Cupid (detail), Roman, A.D. 1–50, Roman. Bronze with silver and copper, 25 3/16 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 96.AB.53
They’re all made from the same stuff, so why do bronze statues come in so many different colors? More»