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Red-Figure Chous with Eros Greek 410 BCE

Red-Figure Chous with Eros Greek 410 BCE

"This small "chous," a vessel for wine, would have been given as a gift to a young boy during the Athenian festival known as the Anthesteria, celebrating the new wine. Such vessels depict children at play, often imitating adults. Here, a chubby Eros runs, pulling a child's toy cart behind him. He wears a wreath, a spiked headdress, and a string of amulets across his chest." - Walters Art Museum

Photographed at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Photo taken @ Baltimore on 9 December 2004 (© mharrsch / Flickr)

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