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Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Architectural relief with Erotes
Context: Athens, Acropolis (N. Slope)
Findspot: Probably found in Athens
Summary: A procession of winged boys, probably Erotes, shown in profile to the left, carrying thymiateria and oinochoes
Object Function: Cult?
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Separated fragments
Placement: Frieze
Style: Late Hellenistic
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 100 BC - ca.
Dimensions: H. 0.46 m; L. 0.78 m; D. 0.22 m
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Attica
Period: Late Hellenistic
In Whole: Frieze from the Shrine of Aphrodite and Eros


Condition: Single piece

Material Description: White

Associated Building: Athens, Temenos boundary of the Shrine of Aphrodite and Eros (?)

Collection History: This fragment was formerly housed in the Tower of the Winds.

Other Notes: Karouzou suggests that this plaque is a Roman repair.

Sources Used: Karouzou 1968, 95-96; Svoronos 1903-12, pl. 102