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Limestone statuette of Eros

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–30 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Hard limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 x 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (25.4 x 10.5 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2670
Not on view
The nude god, with large vertical wings, held an object against his abdomen, probably a wreath; he wears a segmented baldric.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LVII.367, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1091, p. 170, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 351, p. 258, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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