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Andrea Mantegna, Adoration of the Magi, detail showing Ming bowl filled with gold coins. © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (85.PA.417)

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Greek, 500–100 BCE, right eye of a statue. Marble, obsidian, glass, and copper. Getty Museum.

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Fabergé -- Russian Basket Weave Gold Box -- Circa 1890 -- Workmaster: Erik Kollin -- The Surface cast & chased to simulate basket weave. Cabochon ruby & rose-cut diamond thumbpiece. J. Paul Getty Museum

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By Jean Bourdichon (1457-1521), 1498/9, 'Bathsheba Bathing', The Book of Hours, Tempera and gold on parchment, France. (The J. Paul Getty Museum)

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"The British Library's Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts supplies a helpful glossary to the terms used in describing medieval manuscripts. The glossary is reproduced there with the kind permission of Michelle P. Brown and the publishers of her Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Malibu and London: The J. Paul Getty Museum in association with The British Library, 1994)."

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