Bronze statue of Eros sleeping, 3rd–2nd century B.C. Greek. The Hellenistic period introduced the accurate characterization of age. Young children enjoyed great favor, whether in mythological form, as baby Herakles or Eros, or in genre scenes, playing with each other or with pets. This Eros, god of love, has been brought down to earth and. Mar 25, 2013 · The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has on display as the centre piece of a unique and very special exhibition, an ancient bronze sculpture entitled Sleeping Eros.It is considered by curators as one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world and, very definitely in Author: Carolyn Mcdowall.
This statue is the finest example of its kind. Judging from the large number of extant replicas, the type was popular in Hellenistic and, especially, Roman times. In the Roman period, Sleeping Eros statues decorated villa gardens and fountains. Their function in the Hellenistic period is less clear. Bronze statue of Eros sleeping Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace The Pergamon Altar Bronze statue of Eros sleeping, 3rd–2nd century B.C.E., bronze, 16 1/2 × 14 × 33 9/16″ / 41.9 × 35.6 × 85.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Video from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The exhibition revolves around one of its most remarkable possessions, the “Sleeping Eros,” a life-size bronze, winged little boy made by an unknown Greek sculptor in the third or second century B.C. Eros, the Greek god of love, was capable of overpowering the minds of all gods and mortals. Met curator Seán Hemingway on the purity of love in Bronze statue of Eros sleeping from Greece’s Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.E. The Hellenistic period introduced the accurate characterization of age. Young children enjoyed great favor, whether in mythological form, as baby Herakles or Eros, or in genre scenes, playing with each other or with pets.
Statue of Eros Sleeping c. 3rd Century BC – early 1st Century AD, bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Michelangelo’s marble Sleeping Eros sculpture, 1496, now lost, would have taken inspiration from this Hellenistic tradition. Mar 29, 2019 · The bronze statue of sleeping Eros was created between 3rd Century B. C. and 1st century A. D and supposedly it comes from the island of Rhodes. The length of the statue is only about 3 feet, a relatively small statue used to represent a god. Eros .