Portrait of a Philosopher, Roman, about A.D. 400. White marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Style and Status: Power Beards of the Ancient World


The Getty Villa

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In antiquity, facial hair and beards were not just for looks—they also helped identify men as leaders, thinkers, and warriors. Gain inspiration for No-Shave November by watching our stylist recreate beards from ancient Assyria, Greece, and Rome. Then make your own beard or body oil evoking ancient scents, and attend the same-day free lecture The Meaning of Beards: From Antiquity to Today to learn more about the role of beards through time. Complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq.

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