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Fragment of ornament from a bowl(?): an eros-type mask

Second century AD or later


Height: 6cm
Width: 6cm
Thickness: 3cm

Museum number: L115

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 489help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This Eros-type head wtih stylized curls either side of the face is set against a stylized hair-net type background. The back of the piece is concave and smoothed as if the whole thing might have formed part of the enrichment of a bowl or lamp.

The puffy cheeks and vacant expression of the Eros indicate that this fragment is Alexandrine to Near Eastern work of the Imperial Second Century or later1 .

1 Compare this fragment with Kaufman, Ägyptische Terrakotten, fig. 107.

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