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Image Index > Eros > Eros Penetrates A Youth Between The Thighs

Eros flies away with a youth, whom he appears to penetrate intercrurally. Eros himself appears to be an adolscent equal in age and stature. An inscription reads, "Douris painted; Chairestratos is beautiful."

Artist Douris
Date c. 490 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 95.31
References and Publications ARV2 446.225
D. Buitron-Oliver, Douris: A Master-Painter of Athenian Red-Figure Vases (Mainz 1995) no.81
H. A. Shapiro, "Courtship scenes in Attic Vase Painting," AJA 85 (London 1993) pl. 28.13
M.F. Kilmer, Greek Erotica on Attic Red-Figure Vases (London 1993) R574.
Other Views of Same Object 143 148
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