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Plate with Eros
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Plate with Eros


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Description Female heads and Eros figures are common features on the vases attributed to the Ascoli Satriano Painter. His real name is unknown, and he has been named after a northern Apulian town, where many of his vases have been found. Eros is depicted as a winged youth about to place a wreath as an offering on the "cippus" (pillar) in front of him.
Exhibitions
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
Provenance Münzen und Medaillen A. G., Basel, Switzerland, 1983; Marilyn and Herbert Scher, Pikesville, Maryland, 1983, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of Marilyn and Herbert Scher, 2003

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Period
ca. 340-320 BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
terracotta; red figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2765
Measurements
2 x 9 5/8 in. (5.08 x 24.45 cm) (h. x diam.)
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