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Getty Museum chooses Maria-Tina Minoan Jewelry


Maria-Tina Karamanlakis and the staff here at Greek Island House are honored to have several of our pieces chosen by the J. Paul Getty Museum Villa to accompany their Summer exhibition, Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. The exhibition will showcase "mosaics, icons, frescoes, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, jewelry, glass,embroideries and ceramics drawn from Greek collections". Maria-Tina's Byzantine-inspired works will be available in the Getty Villa gift shop. Check out the Getty video below "Byzantium Site: Athens"


Always inspired by visual culture like this, Maria-Tina's Four Corners and Traditional Byzantine Crosses conjure the essence of Byzantine life up to the modern era. 

Four Corners Byzantine Cross 

  • Ancient bronze pendant molded from hand fabricated Maria-Tina Original 

  • Stamped with nature symbols

  • Faceted Ruby
  • Approx. 1" x 1"
  • 18” 14 karat gold filled chain

  • Maria-Tina "Halo" clasp closure  with rubies


Traditional Byzantine Cross 

  • Ancient bronze pendant molded from hand fabricated Maria-Tina original
  • Approx. 5/8" wide, 3/4" tall
  • 18" 14 karat gold filled chain
  • Faceted Ruby
  • Maria-Tina "Halo" clasp closure with rubies


Look for us at the Getty next time you're in Malibu. OPA!

all information, images, designs © Maria-Tina Karamanlakis 2014

Comments on this post (1)

  • Jun 16, 2014

    Congratulations! I think these pieces are absolutely beautiful! I think I need to take a trip to CA to see your creations in person!

    — Heidi Salb

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