Carvers And Collectors: The Lasting Allure Of Ancient Gems
Estelle Shohet Brettman Memorial LectureKenneth Lapatin, associate curator, Antiquities, Getty VillaThe beauty of carved gemstones has captivated craftsmen, collectors, and connoisseurs since antiquity. Getty Villa curator Kenneth Lapatin re-examines some of the MFA's most important pieces, exploring not only their original uses, but also how they inspired post-Antique gem carvers and artisans working in other media, providing compelling evidence of the enduring allure of these ancient stone masterpieces… Show more
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