Mosaic of A Lion Attacking an Onager, Roman (Tunisia), late 2nd century. Stone and glass tesserae. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Handling Session: Mosaics

Handling Session


The Getty Villa

How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. Complements the exhibition Roman Mosaics across the Empire. This is a free, drop-in program.

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