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A Curator’s Keen Eye Reunites Statue’s Head with Body—read more:

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Even when you’re over 1800 years old, a decade can still surprise you! #10yearchallenge . Visit the link in bio to learn more about how her lost head was found!⠀ ⠀ Statue of Draped Woman, Originally with Portrait Head. Early 3rd century AD, Roman, marble, 1.91 m (6 ft 4 in), 72.AA.153.⠀ ⠀ Portrait Statue of a Woman. 160-190 AD, Roman, marble, 2.24 m (7 ft 5 in), 72.AA.153 and 2016.38, on view in Gallery 207, Later Roman Sculpture.⠀ ⠀ #getty #gettymuseum #gettyilla #10yearchallenge #roman #sculpture #statue #arthistory #antiquities #marble
Happy #MuseumSelfieDay ! We look forward to discovering your best art selfies—be sure to tag us using @GettyVilla and #GettyVilla ! This photo was captured in the the outer peristyle gardens by @ralinashaw 🤳🏼⠀ ⠀ #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #museumselfieday #artselfie #selfie #museum
"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." —John Ruskin⠀ ⠀ Quote via @brainyquote 📸 @sabrinaleeds16 | #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #socal #art #museum #thingstodoinla #architecture #gardens #losangeles
As in Mesopotamian and Syrian glass, most Egyptian glass vessel shapes were copies of those that already existed in materials like clay or stone. But this lentoid or lentil-shaped form may have developed among glassmakers and influenced other media rather than the other way around. This delicate object likely held scented oil. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Flask, 1300–1200 B.C., Egyptian. Glass. #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #vase #mesopotamia #perfume #egyptian #glass #artisanal
The Family Forum is a highlight of any family visit to the Getty Villa. This fun space is filled with hands-on activities designed to encourage children and families to explore, play, and learn together. The focus is on the world of ancient Greek vases—how they were made, decorated, and used. There's lots to touch, learn, and enjoy!⠀ ⠀ #getty #gettyvilla #familyforum #creative #learning #family #thingstodo #fun #play #children #museum
We'd like to invite students and families to visit the Getty Villa next week (and any time!). At the Villa, we have plenty of educational and inspirational resources and opportunities to learn creatively while exploring ancient Greek and Roman art in a setting that recreates a first-century Roman villa. Same-day tickets are available for free via our #linkinbio (parking is $15; $10 after 3 pm)—plan your visit and discover the ancient world in context! #getty #gettyvilla #discoverla #socal #art #museum #thingstodoinla #roman #greek
A high infant mortality rate in Roman Egypt encouraged confidence in magical spells to ward off illness and injury. For this reason the boy wears a small round container for amulets. His hair style is in accordance with the practices of devotees of the goddess Isis, whose son the god-child Horus was the model for this hair treatment. Discover this mummy portrait on view at the Roman Egypt gallery (210).⠀ ⠀ Mummy Portrait of a Youth, A.D. 150–200, Romano-Egyptian. Encaustic on linden wood, 78.AP.262.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #getty #gettyvilla #mummy #portrait #roman #egyptian #hair #hairstyles #isis #horus
This Pendant in the Form of a Bird—also known as "duck-dinosaur" on social media—is the latest Twitter sensation! Check out details about the work below 🦆⠀ ⠀ Small bronze statuettes of birds were a customary votive dedication in sanctuaries throughout Greece. As many of these birds are pierced for suspension, they might originally have served as dress ornaments or pendants on necklaces. ⠀ ⠀ Pendant in the Form of a Bird, 725–700 B.C. Bronze, 2 1/16 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #antiquities #jewelry #bronze #water #birds #duck
In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas, a creature part horse, part human, challenged Apollo, the god of music, to a flute contest. Apollo won and punished Marsyas by having him hung from a tree and skinned alive. For the Romans, the story of Marsyas served as an example of the consequences of hubris, or excessive pride, and of foolishly challenging one's betters. See Marsyas for yourself in the Basilica gallery (106) at the Getty Villa! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Furniture Support Shaped as a Hanging Marsyas, A.D. 100–200. Marble with polychromy, 72.AA.107 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #getty #gettyvilla #arthistory #greek #mythology #satyr #roman #marble
The floor and walls of the Getty Villa’s Triclinium are inlaid with colored marbles in designs replicated from various ancient buildings. This type of decoration came into vogue in the late first century B.C. and was particularly popular in Herculaneum, which is where the original Villa Dei Papiri lives. Fun fact: eleven types of marbles were used in the Getty Villa’s Triclinium. Repost via @noeale | #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #roman #architecture #arthistory #marble #patterns #design #ancient #decor
Few statues in antiquity were as distinctive as the cult statue of the goddess Artemis, or Diana, as the Romans called her. Although the original cult statue does not survive, numerous small-scale replicas do, like this Roman statuette made in the 100s A.D. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An assortment of animals and objects that symbolize Artemis's association with fertility and her role as mistress of the beasts cover the goddess. Griffins and other winged creatures decorate the nimbus that surrounds her head. The crab on the goddess's chest probably alluded to the astrological sign of Cancer. Lions rest on her extended forearms, and the lower part of her dress has bulls, bees and sphinxes. The most striking feature, however, is the rows of pendant objects on her torso. Scholars have identified these variously as breasts, eggs, beehives, or bulls' testicles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Statuette of Diana of Ephesos, 2nd century A.D. Alabaster, 81.AA.134 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #artemis #diana #goddess #roman #mythology #creatures #arthistory #antiquity
Four flying Cupids support a large continuous garland that wraps around this Roman silver skyphos. The garland is wound with ribbons and rich with fruits, including pomegranates, grapes, olives, and pinecones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Birds perch on and hover over the garland, while various items hang from it: tympana (drums), cistae (wicker baskets), auloi (double pipes), and cymbals, all instruments associated with the cult of the wine-god Bacchus. Discover this skyphos on view in the Roman Treasury Gallery (216). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Skyphos, 50–25 B.C. Silver, 75.AM.55 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #getty #gettymuseum #gettyvilla #silver #roman #antiquity #arthistory #cupid #bacchus #mythology #nationalbirdday
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