Terracotta statuette of Eros flying

Greek, Asia Minor, Myrina

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164

Eros wears a thick wreath and a skimpy chlamys (cloak) and is portrayed as a winged adolescent youth, a type that had a long history at Myrina beginning in the late third century B.C. The style of this finely executed terracotta likely reflects influence from the Pergamene school of sculpture, which flourished in the first half of the second century B.C. at the nearby city of Pergamon, seat of the kingdom ruled by the Attalid Dynasty.

Terracotta statuette of Eros flying, Terracotta, Greek, Asia Minor, Myrina

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