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Terracotta statuette of Eros seated and holding a duck

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1597
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade, rounded, and pared. There is a round vent in the back at chest level.
Said to be from the Salt Lake near Larnaca, 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. XLIV.351, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2302, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 346, pp. 206–7, 263, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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