Mosaic with a View of the Nile, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., Unknown. Photo credit: bpk Bildagentur / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung /Johannes Laurentius / Art Resource, NY

Making Scents of the Ancient World: Perfume Workshop


Tuesdays, Sundays, July 10 - July 31, from 11 am - 2:30 pm

The Getty Center

Free | No ticket required

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world, from scented oils and lotions used to perfume the body (both living and dead) to incense burned in homes and temples. The earliest documentation of perfume use and production is over 4,000 years old. Egyptians created alluring scents out of natural materials (flowers, herbs, resins, and animal products) to enhance their world and connect to worlds beyond. Build your own perfume using ancient ingredients in this free, drop-in workshop and bring the past home with you. Complements the exhibition Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World.

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