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.