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Hand mirror with the head of Medusa Greek, South Italy, 500 - 480 B.C. Bronze The J. Paul Getty Museum ~ by far a favorite museum of mine, go if you can..


Andrea Mantegna, Adoration of the Magi, detail showing Ming bowl filled with gold coins. © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (85.PA.417)


Eagle, Roman, A.D. 100–300. Bronze, 104.2 x 78.7 x 76.2 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 72.AB.151 - See more at:


Wall Fragment with a Woman on a Balcony, about 9 B.C.- A.D. 14, The J. Paul Getty Museum. Pompeian red was named after the excavations at Pompeii, Italy. However, this red is actually a dehydrated form of yellow ocher. That is to say, these frescoes were most likely yellow during their creation, and only after extreme heat application (perhaps from a volcanic eruption) did the yellow become the ever-so-popular “Pompeian red."


[Portrait of a Seated Young Woman and Dog]; Unknown maker, American; 1845 - 1847; Daguerreotype; 84.XT.1575.6; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California


Statuette of a Slave Etruscan, 500-400 BC The J. Paul Getty Museum “Resting his head in his hand, a young boy sits curled up on the ground. Through the rendering of hair and facial features, the artist characterized him as an African. The artist also carefully portrayed his poor physical and emotional condition: hunched back, prominent ribs, and dejected posture. Etruscan traders and sailors would have encountered Africans in their overseas trading. The Etruscans also kept slaves, some…