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Eros, God of Love
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Terracotta jug with trough spout
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 174
The jug is decorated with a black wearing a tunic and carrying two spears. Blacks are represented in Phoenician art and in some bronze statuettes of the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. Moreover, the Greek historian Herodotos mentions Ethiopians in connection with Cyprus; it is possible that during Egyptian rule of the island (ca. 570–526/5 B.C.) Ethiopians settled there.
Karageorghis, Vassos. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus. The Cesnola Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 150, p. 94.
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