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Watercolor painting

Museum number:
17-560
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21170000560
Alternate number:
8-4523a (previous museum number (recataloged from))
Accession number:
Acc.169
Object count:
1
Description:
Watercolor painting on cardboard. Sarcophagus, terra cotta, Klazomenai, Asia Minor, 6th century BC. Watercolor painting by Eleanor H. Suplee.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson
Collection place:
Klazomenai (ancient city), Ionia
Culture or time period:
Greek Archaic Period (700–480 BC)
Maker or artist:
Eleanor Harrison Suplee
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Collection date:
1904
Place depicted:
Klazomenai (ancient city), Ionia
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
4.2 Public Buildings and Furnishings
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Drawings and paintings
Dimensions:
height 38.735 centimeters and width 54.928 centimeters
Title:
unknown (Title Subject)
Comment:
Sarcophagus brought to Smyrna by brigands. Sold to British government £250. Terribly broken—not perfectly made when found. Two men were employed 12 months to restore it. Original is in British Museum.
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