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Seán Hemingway, curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, discusses early twentieth-century reproductions of works from Sir Arthur Evans's historic excavations of Minoan Crete and Heinrich Schliemann's Mycenaean Greece.
This lecture was recorded on September 9, 2011, in conjunction with the exhibition Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron & Son, on view May 17, 2011, through June 17, 2012.
Eros, God of Love
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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)
Nolan neck-amphora with ridged handles
Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 157
Obverse, Eos (the goddess of the dawn) pursuing TithonosReverse, bearded manThe winged goddess Eos will capture Tithonos, a young Trojan prince, as he goes to school in the early morning and take him to Mount Olympos to be her lover.
Said to be from Gela
Richter, Gisela M.A. 1927. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 22(1): pp. 18-19, fig. 5.
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