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When Greeks met Scythians

On a gold platter: A Greek offering dish from the 4th century BC is decorated with heads of the monstrous Medusa. (J. Paul Getty Villa)
Ancient kitsch? A jar of terra cotta, pigments and gold from 400 to 375 BC presents Aphrodite in a shell. (J. Paul Getty Villa)
Golden days: A Greek jug from 350 to 325 BC shows scenes of Scythians. (J Paul Getty Villa)
Man of marble: The nearly 200 artifacts from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, include this statue of a “Bosporan Man,” dating to AD 150 to 175. (J. Paul Getty Villa)