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Corinthianizing pilaster capital with Eros, representing Winter, holding ducks and a reed

A wingless Eros, or merely a child, faces us, a reed in his left hand, a brace of ducks in the lowered right. Behind are acanthus leaves and volutes. This is a good example of mid-imperial architectural decoration. The capital could have belonged to a series of capitals with figures carrying...

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Provenance

By 1966: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to have been found at Cremna in Pisidia); purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 9, 1966

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 180–215

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 308; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Accession Number

66.71

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Aphrodisias in modern Turkey

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements