About: Lisa Guzzetta

As sr. public programs specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, I'm fortunate to collaborate with passionate and dedicated colleagues on programs that enlighten and engage audiences about the arts and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. Before coming to the Getty, I worked in the broadcast and music industry. The Greeks and Romans loved their fish sauce, but my favorite condiment is curry ketchup.

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A Taste of Byzantium

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Coming July 19: A four-course dinner inspired by the cuisine of the Byzantine Empire. 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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