Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Vase in the form of a sleeping African (known as Ethiopian) boy, 3rd–2nd century b.c.
    Cypriot
    Terracotta; H. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2263)

    This sleeping boy's nakedness and exhausted state suggest that he is a slave or servant. Vases of this shape most likely held perfumed oils.

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  • Vase in the form of a sleeping African (known as Ethiopian) boy, 3rd–2nd century B.C.
    Cypriot
    Terracotta; H. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2263)

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