The Lamp BearerFound in Pompeii, created in 20 BC and survived Mt. Vesuvius eruption.
Getty Villa Modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, buried in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Getty VillaOver 1,200 works are on view in 23 galleries devoted to the permanent collection, with five additional galleries for changing exhibitions.
Artifacts date from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400, with monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.
Found in the sea off the coast of ItalyOne of the few life-size Greek bronzes to have survivedShows technology of ancient bronze casting. Romans probably carried the statue off from its original location during the first century B.C. or A.D., when Roman collecting of Greek art was at its height.
Getty Villa GardensGardens are integral to the setting of the Getty Villa, as they were in the ancient Roman home
Getty Villa GardensPlants favored by the ancient Romans, such as bay laurel, boxwood, myrtle, ivy, and oleander, are planted around a spectacular 220-foot-long reflecting pool. Sculpted bronze civet heads spout playful streams from the fountain at the center of the East gardens.
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaThe judgment of Paris, the event that sparked the Trojan War, decorates one side of this black-figure neck-amphora. In Greek mythology
Terracotta, about 570 BCE, found in Etruria
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaA standard depiction of the ambush of Troilos, prince of Troy, by the Greek hero Achilles during the Trojan War.
A strange dog-headed creature sits atop the fountain and may actually be jackal-headed, meant to recall the Egyptian god Anubis. Egyptian and Phoenician cartouche-shaped rings, popular in Etruria in the later 500s B.C.
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaMenelaos, king of Sparta, reclaiming his wife Helen after the Trojan War Looking on is the goddess Athena, her name written beside her in Greek. This piece comes from a strap on the inside of a shield, a piece of leather with strips of bronze.About 575 BCE
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaOdysseus and his men were trapped in the cave of Polyphemos, a Cyclops who was devouring them one by one.
In order to escape, the Greeks got the giant drunk and then put out his single eye with a sharpened stake.
Terra cotta, about 650 BCE
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaOdysseuss HeadOdysseus and his men escape from one-eyed giant Polyphemos The escape from the cave was the most popular episode from the Odyssey represented in Greek art. Terracotta about 575 B.C.
The Iliad and the Odyssey at the Getty VillaMixing vessel with Odysseus escaping from the Cyclops.
Terracotta, about 560 BCE