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Marble sarcophagus fragment: Eros leaning on a reversed torch

Mid-Imperial, Antonine
mid-2nd century A.D.
Overall: 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3in. (15.9 x 14 x 7.6cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Relief of Eros with a torch.
McCann, Anna Marguerite. 1978. Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6, pp. 51-52, fig. 53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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