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Seated Eros

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1594
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back from the level of the chest down, the right leg, the left wing, and most of the left arm are missing. The original pose of the nude figure would have been similar to that of the seated boy, accession number 74.51.1604, but with the legs stretched further toward the viewer's left.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

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.361, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2306, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 347, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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