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Terracotta statuette of Eros on a boar

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.75
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The playful style of this statuette, with the child appearing mischievous and the boar with his upturned nose, presents a sense of humor common in the Hellenistic period.
Coombs, Margaret E. 1922. "Classical Accessions: VI. Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(5): p. 114.

Klein, Anita Elizabeth. 1932. Child Life in Greek Art. p. 12 n. 150, pl. 12D, New York: Columbia University Press.

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