About: Ashley Hilton

I graduated from UCLA in 2014 with college and departmental honors in art history. During my time at UCLA, I completed an honors thesis in art history, in which I analyzed marriage and engagement imagery in Byzantium. In fall 2014 I begin medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Put a Ring On It

Engagement Ring with a Greek Inscription / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

One ring and the two women who treasured it. More»

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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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