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.
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- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Canessa, New York, Paris, and Naples, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Capua]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917
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