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How this Ancient Greek sculpture captures the purity of love l Art, Explained

Mar 6, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It’s so quiet that you don’t think of it as so radical, but actually it’s very rare and unusual to show a god sleeping."

Curator Seán Hemingway on "Bronze statue of Eros sleeping."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Juan Trujillo

Drawing of Cast Sections of the Bronze Statue of Sleeping Eros by Allia Benner.
X-radiograph images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation

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