Overall: 6 15/16 x 6 5/8in. (17.7 x 16.9cm)
diameter 5 3/8in. (13.6cm)
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift and Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, in memory of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1978
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman and Eros
The woman's rock seat indicates that the scene takes place outdoors. She is festively dressed and holds out a casket. Eros approaches with a mirror in his left hand and a branch in his right. In such a representation, Eros may be considered almost interchangeable with a mortal man.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1978. "One Hundred Eigth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1978." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 108: p. 45.