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Eros
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Eros


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Description Eros, god of love and son of Aphrodite, was a popular subject for small bronze or silver statuettes. Eros spread his gift of love among mortals and the gods by means of his bow and arrows. He is sometimes depicted holding a torch and fruit- attributes of the deities Hades and Persephone-associating Eros with fertility and the underworld.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1957Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance 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
1st century BCE-2nd century CE
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1178
Measurements
H: 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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