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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 pyxis (box)
Terracotta pyxis (box) with lid
Terracotta skyphoid pyxis (cosmetic box)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 159
Head of AthenaThe helmet identifies this personage as Athena. The rendering is comparable to that on the obverse of Athenian coinage. On the pyxis as well as the coins, the format is circular.
Richter, Gisela M.A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 20(5): p. 132.
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