About: Sean Charette

I'm a project specialist with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), where I and my colleagues in the Education Department develop education activities and resources for conservation professionals. I earned an M.A. in the conservation of historic and archaeological objects from the University of Durham, UK, and have worked as a conservator for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Alexandria, Egypt; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Museum of the Aleutians in Alaska. I've been with the GCI since 2007.

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Posted in Art & Archives, Conservation, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Cambodia’s Enduring Mystery

Shiva's Bull, Nandin.  The National Museum of Cambodia.

The exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia now on view at the Getty Center is a rare opportunity to experience first-hand the unique artistry of Khmer sculpture outside of Cambodia. At its height, the Khmer… 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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