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Emblema with Aphrodite and Eros

Date:
ca. 1st–2nd century
Culture:
Mediterranean
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Diam. (widest) 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Götz, in honor of Samuel Eilenberg, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.472
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899
Similar plaster emblema from the Mediterranean were found at the Afghan site of Begram. Such trade goods were particularly important for the transmission of classical motifs and styles.
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