Figure of a mother and child - ROM2014_13885_2


Figure of a mother and child

Medium:Parian marble
Geography: Attributed to Corinth, Greece
Date: c. 50-100 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
193 x 54.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.7
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: sculpture alcove

Mother and Child

The infant was held on the left arm; only traces of its hand remain on the mother's breast. A Greek Hellenistic type of Aphrodite with Eros was adapted by Romans to represent Imperial ladies with their own infants. This statue may have been just such a portrait.

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