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Head of Eros (?)

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Graeco-Egyptian
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • PERIOD Late Ptolemaic Period, probably
    DIMENSIONS 13/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in. (2.1 x 1.6 x 2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.229
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Graeco-Egyptian. Head of Eros (?). Terracotta, 13/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in. (2.1 x 1.6 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.229. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.229_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.16.229_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small terra cotta head, possibly from an Eros figure. cast solid. Conventional Hellenistic type face. Details of hair only slightly indicated. Condition: Good.
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    Graeco-Egyptian. <em>Head of Eros (?)</em>. Terracotta, 13/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in. (2.1 x 1.6 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.229. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.229_NegA_print_bw.jpg)