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Eros sleeping beside a herm

Statuette of Eros sleeping on a rock beside a herm. Gilding on left wing and fillet; blue and pink on wings, deep pink and white on chlamys; flesh-color on body; red on lips; pearly gray on rock; brown-red on hair. The herm is white. Missing: both legs from knee, right wing, forefinger of right...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: seen at Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 250–200 B.C.

Accession Number

01.7808

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture