A larger-than-life-sized bronze portrait of Roman Emperor Tiberius is on display at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades through March 3 as part of the exhibition Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor.
The sculpture had been buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and was unearthed in 1741. It stands taller than 8 feet and was brought to the Getty Villa for conservation and analysis in October 2012. The exhibition is co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special Saturday hours until 9 p.m. through Nov. 30. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays.
Admission to the Getty Villa is free, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway.