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Sleeping Eros

  • Description
  • This is a small reproduction of the well-known sculpture from the Hellenistic age (3rd–2nd century B.C.) in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Hellenistic period introduced the accurate characterization of age. Young children enjoyed great favor, depicted in mythological form, as baby Herakles or Eros, or playing with each other or with pets. This Eros, god of love, has been brought down to earth and disarmed, a conception considerably different from that of the powerful, often cruel and capricious being so often addressed in Archaic poetry.

    - Bronzed resin sculpture with felt bottom
    - Measures 5.5" L x 3.25" H x 2.5" W
    - Comes in box that measures 9.25" L x 4.875" W x 4.875" D
    - Item #: 8176