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Nude child Eros

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Large scale terracotta nude boy (?Eros), probably made in Tarentum. His hair braided on his forehead. Right arm and penis are missing, as well as the fingers of the left hand. Right foot (toes) worn. Right arm was made separately. Once painted, traces in hair. Lysippic in physique and spirit.


CHECK Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 34, May 6, 1967, lot 72 by date unknown: Paul E. Manheim Collection; gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, September 16, 1970

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Gift of Paul E. Manheim, Esq.

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.


46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: H. 0.465 m.

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The Ancient World