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Eros riding a goat

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C. or later
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1599
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade and flattened. There is an oval vent near the bottom of the back. The figurine is broken across the animal's neck and mended
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. XLII.336, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2309, 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. cat. 350, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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