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Fragment with Eros

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Eros flying. Possibly part of an amphora in the University of Vienna (631A) showing Ares and Aphrodite (according to Martin Robertson). If this is true, then the object to the right of Eros may be the draped arm of Ares, rather than a large palmette, as Beazley had thought.

Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 117.

Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.219

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels