GETTY VILLA EXHIBITION EXAMINES
LIFE AND LEGACY OF ROMAN EMPEROR TIBERIUS
Off view for many years, the over life-size bronze portrait of Tiberius from Herculaneum highlights the ongoing collaboration between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples
LOS ANGELES—Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, an over-life-size bronze portrait of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at erculaneum. On loan from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, this statue is the subject of the exhibition Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor, on view at the Getty Villa October 16, 2013 through March 3, 2014. Brought to the Getty Villa for conservation and analysis last October, the sculpture provides an opportunity to re-examine the career and character of Rome’s second emperor. The
exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples. Dates: October 16, 2013–March 3, 2014
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