Marble torso of Eros, Marble, Roman

Marble torso of Eros

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st or 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm)
Width: 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Depth: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
2003.407.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Copy of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C. attributed to Lysippos.

The young Eros was shown in a momentary gesture, stringing his bow.
Döhl, Harmut. 1968. "Der Eros der Lysipp: Frühhellenistische Eroten." Ph.D. Diss. no. 44 , p. 56. Göttingen.

Christie's, London. 1978. Important Antiquities. November 21, 1978. lot 248, p. 54, pl. 49.

Blass, Bill. 2002. Bare Blass, Cathy Horyn, ed. p. 136, New York: HarperCollins.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2004. "One Hundred Thirty-fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 134: p. 19.