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Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past



Statuette of a Woman Carrying a Boy on Her Shoulders • Greek, made in Boiotia, about 500–475 B.C. • Terracotta with pigment • 96.AD.102 • The J. Paul Getty Museum • Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman • Photo courtesy of J. Paul Getty Museum •  • 
Statuette of a Woman Carrying a Boy on Her Shoulders
Greek, made in Boiotia, about 500–475 B.C.
Terracotta with pigment
96.AD.102
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
Photo courtesy of J. Paul Getty Museum
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past
UNITED STATES
LOS ANGELES  •  J. Paul Getty Museum  •  Ongoing
 
The lives of ancient Greek children are illustrated in images that have survived on painted ceramics and in sculptures. Images of children at home, with their toys, and at school are familiar to us, but others are unusual. Objects that were actually used by children—such as feeders, toys, jewelry, writing implements, and even potty chairs—provide another rich source of information. This loan exhibition brings together works of art from more than 50 museums and collections.

Published by the Yale University Press in association with the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, the exhibition catalogue is the first English-language study to examine the imagery and artifacts relating to childhood in ancient Greece.

J. Paul Getty Museum Web Site


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