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Thursday, July 12, 2018

ancient friends

http://collections.smvk.se/carlotta-mhm/web/object/3203029 (PD)
They may be crudely chiseled of limestone, but you can feel the happiness of this pair.  A smiling woman sits with her impressively pawed dog, sharing eternity.  Not a bad way to spend it.  These two were found during the Swedish Cyprus Expedition of 1927-1931, and date from either the first or second Cypro-Classical period (475-323 BC).  Go to the page for this item at Varldskultur Museerna Medelhavet for several more views of this affecting piece.

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