Plaque Representing the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception (Getty Museum)
Plaque Representing the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception; Francesco Natale Juvara (Italian, 1673 - 1759); Messina, Sicily, Italy; 1730–1740; Silver; gilt bronze; lapis lazuli; 69.7 × 52.1 cm (27 7/16 × 20 1/2 in.); 85.SE.127; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States
thegetty: “What do you think this statuette of the half-man, half sea-serpent Triton was made for? It was originally a handle attached to an oinochoe or pitcher. Such ornate silver decoration would...
Diomedes Devoured by Horses (Getty Museum)
Diomedes Devoured by Horses; Gustave Moreau (French, 1826 - 1898); France; 1866; Watercolor over graphite; 21.4 × 19.7 cm (8 7/16 × 7 3/4 in.); 98.GC.153; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States
Portrait of Faustina the Elder (Getty Museum)
Faustina the Elder (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California)The standard item of outer clothing for the Roman matrona was the stola, a long, full gown which was belted into overhanging folds below the breasts, and also sometimes at the waist. It reached down to partially cover the feet. On top of their stola, the Roman matrona wore the palla. A palla was a large, rectangular wrap of woolen cloth draped according to indivdual taste and the dictates of fashion.
Collection of Ptolemaic Jewelry (16) (Getty Museum)
Collection of Ptolemaic Jewelry (16); Unknown; Egypt; 225–175 B.C.; Gold with various inlaid and attached stones, including garnet, cornelian, pearl, bone, moonstone, amethyst, emerald, and glass paste; 92.AM.8; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States