The Getty Museum has added a new partner in its expanding cultural accord with Italy -- the city of Rome.
The museum said it has signed a bilateral agreement with Rome's Capitoline Museums to create a framework for the conservation and restoration of artworks as well as future exhibitions and long-term loans.
The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums that date to the 15th century. They are among the oldest public art museums in the world.
James Cuno, president of the Getty Trust, marked the new partnership with the unveiling of an ancient sculpture titled "Lion Attacking a Horse," which is being loaned to the Getty. The sculpture stands approximately 5 feet tall and depicts a lion pouncing ferociously on the back of a horse. The artwork is believed to date from the 4th century B.C.