The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance.
This major exhibition explores the artistic interplay between the three great cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome from about 2000 BC to AD 300. Highlights include finely crafted vessels sent by Egypt’s pharaohs to Crete and Mycenae, Egyptian statues that served as inspiration for the first Greek sculptors, striking portraits blending Egyptian and classical styles, and luxurious objects made for wealthy Romans obsessed with all things Egyptian.
We wish to acknowledge the generous contributions of
Dr. Janice Kamrin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
Robert Wickland, Independent Scholar.
The Archaeology Photography Exchange gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Egyptian Museum Cairo and the Egyptian Museum Cairo Registration, Documentation and Collection Management Department for allowing use of their Authorities lists in creating the menus used in APE’s fields. The original EMC lists have been edited to correspond to the photographs included in the web-site.
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