Relief with Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra II or III Making Offerings (detail), Ptolemaic, 170–116 BC; from Thebes, Egypt; sandstone. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung.  Photo: bpk Bildagentur / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussamlung / Art Resource, NY Relief with Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra II or III Making Offerings (detail), Ptolemaic, 170–116 BC; from Thebes, Egypt; sandstone. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung.  Photo: bpk Bildagentur / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussamlung / Art Resource, NY
"A cross-cultural journey begins"The Wall Street Journal

Egypt, the most ancient of the Mediterranean civilizations, held a great fascination for the Greeks and Romans. This major international loan exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times. The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and religious images and luxury goods made for Roman patrons in Italy.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Supported by the Director’s Council of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Join Getty curators, archaeologists and art historians as they explore the unexpected ways Egypt and the classical world influenced each other's worlds.

Pick up a multimedia player free of charge in the Museum Entrance Hall or use your own smartphone on our free GettyLink Wi-Fi.


Take the mobile audio tour: getty.edu/egypt

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