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The bronze statue of Eros sleeping was created in seven sections that were later joined together. View an animation and additional photographs to get a glimpse of the process.

The bronze statue of Eros sleeping was created in seven sections that were later joined together. View an animation and additional photographs to get a glimpse of the process.

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Statue of Eros sleeping, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Hellenistic period
Greek
Bronze
Rogers Fund, 1943 (43.11.4)

Drawing of Cast Sections of the Bronze Statue of Sleeping Eros by Allia Benner.

X-radiograph images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation