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July 16–October 5, 2009 at the Getty Villa


Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani

By Darejan Kacharava and Guram Kvirkvelia
With essays by Anna Chqonia, Nino Lordkipanidze, and Michael Vickers
Edited by Jennifer Y. Chi

The first comprehensive English-language publication about Vani, this richly illustrated catalogue, published by Princeton University Press, provides a historical and archaeological overview of the city and explores such topics as the rich tradition of Colchian goldworking and the Greek view of Colchis through the myth of Medea.

(Hardcover, $40.00)

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Greeks on the Black Sea

Greeks on the Black Sea
Ancient Art from the Hermitage
Edited by Anna A. Trofimova

Presents ten essays on the archaeology of the northern Black Sea region and its history, culture, and art, including sculpture, pottery, gems, and jewelry.

(Hardcover, $70.00)

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Ancient Gems and Finger Rings
Catalogue of the Collections
By Jeffrey Spier

This fully illustrated catalogue documents the comprehensive collection of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern gems in the J. Paul Getty Museum.

(Hardcover, $65.00)

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Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason and the Golden Fleece
The Most Adventurous and Exciting Expedition of All the Ages
By Sofia Zarabouka

A retelling of the exploits of Jason and his crew as they venture into a faraway land to steal the woolen coat of the famed golden ram. Ages 9 and up.

(Hardcover, $14.95)

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