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Eros Palmettes Burnout Scarf

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Description

The decoration of a Greek vase typically consists of a figural subject and ornamental motifs, often derived from plant forms. For this eye-catching scarf design we have adapted the large, dramatic palmettes on the sides of a Greek lebes gamikosa terracotta jar that is associated with weddingsin the Museums collection (ca. 340320 B.C.). The figures on this handsome vessel from Southern Italy shows elegant ladies served by youths and attendants as well as winged Eros figures carrying festive paraphernalia, all of which complement the nuptial associations of the jars shape.

Rayon/silk twill. Imported. 70'' x 20''.

  • Rayon/silk twill
  • Imported
  • 70'' x 20''

Art History

The Museum's collection of Greek and Roman art consists of more than seventeen thousand works spanning in date from the Neolithic period (ca. 4500 B.C.) to the time of the Roman emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity in A.D. 312. It contains the art of many cultures and is considered one of the most complete in North America.

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Description

The decoration of a Greek vase typically consists of a figural subject and ornamental motifs, often derived from plant forms. For this eye-catching scarf design we have adapted the large, dramatic palmettes on the sides of a Greek lebes gamikosa terracotta jar that is associated with weddingsin the Museums collection (ca. 340320 B.C.). The figures on this handsome vessel from Southern Italy shows elegant ladies served by youths and attendants as well as winged Eros figures carrying festive paraphernalia, all of which complement the nuptial associations of the jars shape.

Rayon/silk twill. Imported. 70'' x 20''.





  • Rayon/silk twill
  • Imported
  • 70'' x 20''




Art History

The Museum's collection of Greek and Roman art consists of more than seventeen thousand works spanning in date from the Neolithic period (ca. 4500 B.C.) to the time of the Roman emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity in A.D. 312. It contains the art of many cultures and is considered one of the most complete in North America.


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