March 15–November 15, 2017
In 1926, Queen Marie of Romania’s oldest daughter, Elisabetha, the former Queen Consort of Greece, gave to Maryhill Museum of Art a collection of terracotta Tanagra figures and ancient Greek pottery vessels. Tanagras are figurines that were rediscovered near the Beotian town of Tanagra (central Greece) in the 1870s. They are made of mold-cast terracotta and were produced after the late 4th century. The amphorae and related ceramic vessels are from Cyprus and date from the Iron Age to the Early Roman Period (c. 1050 BCE – 50 CE).
Image: Unknown Cypriot artist, Amphora, 950–600 BCE, painted ceramic, 24” x 17”; Gift of Elisabetha, Queen of Greece, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art