The J. Paul Getty Museum


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The art of gem carving
How did ancient Roman artists carve small, precious objects such as gemstones? Watch a modern artist engrave a gem using ancient techniques.

The art of gem carving








Making Greek vases
How did ancient Greek potters make and decorate their pottery? What tools, technologies, and techniques allowed them to craft various styles?

Making Greek vases