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Eros, God of Love
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Terracotta statuette of a seated African (known as Ethiopian) boy
Terracotta statuette of a woman
Standing female figurine
Terracotta statuette of a woman holding a baby
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 152
The clay and style of this magnificent figure connect it with ancient Medma, located on the toe of the Italian boot, just north of Reggio di Calabria. Of particular note, and unexplained meaning, is the winged figure in low relief on her torso.
M.E.C. 1922. "Classical Accessions: Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 17(5): p. 113, fig. 1.
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