The Lost Art of Ancient Glyptics

April 20, 2023

For millennia, the beauty and variety of colored stones have inspired men to carve images on them; thus, the art of the glyptic was born more than five thousand years ago. Worn on the finger, the neck, a brooch or mounted on precious objects, cameos and intaglios, avidly collected, have withstood the test of time. American Friends of the Louvre is delighted to host Philippe Malgouyres, Chief Curator in the Department of Decorative Arts at the Louvre and a specialist of glyptic art, as he conducts research in Los Angeles, with the generous support of the Sauvage family.

On Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT Mr. Malgouyres will present “The Lost Art of Ancient Glyptics” at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles, located at 10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite #120.

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