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Terracotta statue of Eros holding an apple

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
Late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1745
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade and flattened. There is an irregular round vent in the back at the level of the abdomen.
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.333, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2305, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 449, p. 277, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 387, pp. 280, 265, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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