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Terracotta vase 

This is a mixture of Hellenstic and Sicilian art. It shows a bride with her maids before her wedding. The colours are very different from the ‘usual’ terracotta vases from the Greek period. 39.4cm high (15 ½ inch.) 

Greek/Sicilian, Hellenistic Period, Centuripe, 3rd - 2nd century AD

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Ancient Art Week!

Seated Figure of a Sleeping Black Man

Greece (Rhodes), Early 5th Century B.C.E.

Terracotta, 7cm.

British Museum, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Ancient Art Week!

Egyptian Scarab Amulets with Faces of Black Men

Egypt (c. 6th Century B.C.E.)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum.

Far from mere curiosities, the black-head scarabs in fact form an important link in the transmission of the image of black people between Egypt and the nascent world of classical Greece. In the late archaic period of Greek history, when the Naukratis heads were made, fuller historical and artistic evidence offers useful insight into the process of transmission of the image of black people to other lands and cultures.

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