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Terracotta statuette of Eros

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.232.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The surviving traces of blue and purple on the wings give some indication of the original polychromy.
Said to be from Taranto

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912--Sculptures, Terracottas, and Miscellaneous Objects." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (8): p. 177.

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