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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 flask with ring-shaped body
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 174
The pilgrim flask is the most characteristic shape of the Black Slip Grooved Ware that is influenced by Near Eastern prototypes. The vases are found mainly at Amathus.
Karageorghis, Vassos. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus. The Cesnola Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 132, pp. 82-83.
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