Description The light subject matter, languid, conventional poses and gestures, and decorative detail are characteristic of the transitional period in vase painting. A seated Eros in the center is flanked by two goddesses; on the right is probably his mother, Aphrodite. Hermes stands on the far left. Eros's flesh was originally emphasized with white pigment, now mostly lost. The back shows a scene of youths with their sporting equipment.
|9/19/1980||Examination||examined for condition|
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
- Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [cat. no. 171]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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