The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade and flattened. There is an oval vent at the back at the level of the abdomen. The wings are mostly missing; the lower edge is chipped. Eros sits on a rocky base.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus
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.363, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2303, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sjöqvist, Erik. 1955. "A Cypriote Temple Attendant." American Journal of Archaeology, 59: no. D19, pp. 46-47.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 448, p. 277, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 345, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.