Terracotta figure of Eros on horseback; horse moving to the right, its left front leg arched in the air; Eros sitting turned to face viewer, his right arm drawn across his body (perhaps holding reins). Brown and orange clay (with occasional shell inclusions); white coating, black on background, orange-pink on face of Eros.


Thing

Made Of
terracotta
Type of Thing
figure
Subject
classical deity, equestrian

People

Acquired From
Dennis, George to The British Museum
Depicted
Eros/Cupid

Place

Found In
Cyrenaica
Made In
Cyrenaica (archaic)

Time

Acquired In
1866
Made
3rdC BC(late)-2ndC BC
Period/Culture
Hellenistic

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