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Head of Eros
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Head of Eros


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Description The delicate modeling of this piece makes it one of the finest surviving copies of the Eros from the sanctuary at Thespiae by the celebrated master sculptor Lysippus. In that statue, Eros was shown stringing his bow, his head turned to one side with a dreamy, distracted look. The sweetness of the statue's expression looks forward to the Hellenistic fascination with children's faces.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/21/1961Treatmentcleaned
6/23/1961Treatmentcleaned
6/23/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/06/1970Treatmentcleaned
2/04/1987Treatmentother
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance [From Canessa]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917

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Period
ca. 350 BC (Classical)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.25
Measurements
H: 10 3/16 x W: 6 5/8 x D: 7 3/8 in. (25.8 x 16.8 x 18.8 cm)
Geography
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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