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Emblema with Aphrodite and Eros

ca. 1st–2nd century
Diam. (widest) 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Götz, in honor of Samuel Eilenberg, 1996
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 235
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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pala-Sena Period," 2007.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World," April 11, 2016–July 17, 2016.

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