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Eros


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Description The figure's chubby, child-like body and the arrangement of the hair suggest that the subject is a wingless Eros (the child-god of love). The pose indicates that he originally rode astride a plunging dolphin, a favorite subject in the 1st century. This object was probably an ornament for a lamp or table.
Exhibitions
  • The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1988-1989.
Provenance Durighello Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 20-60 (Hellenistic)
Medium
cast bronze, silver inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.724
Measurements
6 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in. (17.2 x 9.5 x 6.8 cm)
Geography
  • Lebanon, Sidon (Place of Discovery)

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