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February 1, 2000–May 23, 2004 at the Getty Center

Antefix in the Form of a Maenad and Satyr Dancing
Antefix: Maenad and Satyr Dancing
Etruscan, 500 - 475 B.C.

Featuring works dating from 2500 B.C. to the 6th century A.D., this installation highlights Greek and Roman antiquities from the Museum's collection. Included is a 5th-century B.C. limestone-and-marble statue of a goddess believed to be Aphrodite; a rare, early Cycladic harpist dating to 2500 B.C; and the Lansdowne Herakles, which was one of J. Paul Getty's favorite works. The exhibition also features numerous works from the Fleischman collection, acquired by the Museum in 1996, including a magnificent bronze cauldron with a grinning satyr and a spectacular ensemble of jewelry worn by a Greek woman more than 2,000 years ago.