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Eros and Psyche
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Eros and Psyche


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The summary relief, framed by an incised hatched border, shows a man, probably Eros, nude and with an arrow, and a woman, probably Psyche, partially draped, beside him. The bottom is broken and a lower piece has been reattached. Two oval plaques in the Benaki Museum, Athens, show an identical subject and positioning of holes, top and bottom, for pinning the pieces to a backing. Only one hole is preserved on the Walters piece. The function of these oval plaques is unknown.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/01/1982Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by puarchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
3rd-5th century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.619
Measurements
H: 2 5/16 x W: 1 5/8 in. (5.8 x 4.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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