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Archaeological Museum of Piraeus:

This is a terracota figurine retrieved from a grave in Tavros. It resembles an Eros, but it has its head covered with the shroud of a married woman and holds a rooster, which makes it ambiguous .It has a mourning expression similarly to a woman’s. (early hellenistic)

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In this beautifully (and terrifyingly) illustrated letter, painter and sculptor Joseph Lindon Smith tells his parents about all the luscious fruit he is eating in Venice, and about the indigestion he fears he will suffer because of it.

Joseph Lindon Smith letter to his parents, 1894 Sept. 8. Joseph Lindon Smith papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Sergio Toppi

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