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Reclining Eros

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C. or later
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1741
  • Description

    Numerous small-scale terracotta votives representing Eros have been found in Greek sanctuaries. The Metropolitan's Cesnola Collection includes terracotta statuettes of Eros from sanctuaries to Aphrodite, Apollo, and Artemis on Cyprus.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus
    Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 2312.

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