Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of Eros playing a lyre

3rd–2nd century B.C.
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Eros plays a kithera, a special type of lyre usually reserved for performances.
Coombs, Margaret E. 1922. "Classical Accessions: VI. Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(5): p. 114.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 676, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "Eros Mousikos." Representations of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts, and Functions, Angela Bellia and Dr. Clemente Marconi, eds. pp. 99, 105, fig. 3, Pisa: Fabrizio Serra.

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