Exhibitions/ Art Object

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
Not on view
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.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. XLVI.366, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2312, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 349, pp. 208, 263, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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