K32.12 EROS CHASING DEER
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 96.18.30|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Group of Bologna 585|
|Date||ca. 340 – 320 B.C.|
Eros (Love) chases or plays with a pet deer. The god is depicted as a plump, winged boy or perhaps as an androgynous or hermaphroditic figure combining both male and female parts. He wears his hair tied up in a bun and is adorned with a long, double-strung necklace and bracelets. The spotted deer prances in a field of blooming flowers.