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Antiquities Exhibit Explores Childhood in Ancient Greece

Antiquities Exhibit Explores Childhood in Ancient Greece
trefwoorden: Grieken - kindertijd - New Hampshire - 15e eeuw BCE - 4e eeuw
Haunting images on gravestones of children having died too young, baked clay baby feeders, a schoolboy's writing exercises, and children's toys.
These are just some of the objects and images presented in the first major exhibition to explore childhood in ancient Greece.
This remarkable collection of some 128 artifacts, mainly from American museums and collections, but including several major loans from Europe and Canada, opened to the U.S. public last month at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Entitled "Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past," the exhibit features a wide range of objects in various forms and media, including gold jewelery, silver coins, bronze statuettes, wooden writing tablets, baked clay figurines, marble statues, and a toy glass knucklebone. The artifacts range in date from about 1500 B.C. to the fourth century A.D.

Lees verder bij: National Geographic Channel (15 september 2003)