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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 hydria: kalpis (water jar)
Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 159
Eros approaching seated womanBoth Eros and the woman are holding fillets (bands). Eros wears a special crown consisting of a diadem that comes to a point over the forehead and is embellished with leaflike projections.
1984. One Hundred Fourteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 34.
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