A Gold Emperor Is Coming to Getty Villa
|"Gold Emperor from Aventicum," Musée romains d'Avenches, Switzerland|
The Getty Villa has arranged a loan of the Gold Emperor from Aventicum, a portrait of Marcus Aurelius. Hammered from 3-1/2 pounds of gold, the philosopher-king's likeness was discovered in ancient water pipes under Avenches, Switzerland, in 1939. The bust will go on view at the Villa May 31, 2023 to Jan. 29, 2024.