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Bronze Eros

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
During the sixth and fifth century B.C., Eros, the personification of love, appeared primarily as the "assistant" to Aphrodite. Erotes also were used in decorative contexts without particular mythological or narrative significance. This figure once decorated the disk of a caryatid mirror (mirror supported by a figure).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Classical Bronzes: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(3): p. 74.

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