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Terracotta caricature of Eros as an old man

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Asia Minor, Smyrna
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.50
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Statuette of Eros.
Coombs, Margaret E. 1922. "Classical Accessions: VI. Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(5): p. 114.

Bieber, Margarete. 1961. The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age. pp. 113-4, New York: Columbia University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1986[1951]. The Development of Attic Black Figure, Sather Classical Lectures, Vol. 24, 2nd edn. p. 41, pl. 14, University of California: University of California Press.

Hemingway, Seán A. 2005. "Caricature and the Grotesque in Hellenistic Sculpture." Sculpture Review, 54(2): pp. 36, 38.

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