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To go with story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A statue of 'Sleeping Eros“ is on display during a press preview of the Sleeping Eros exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue of Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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To go with story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A statue of 'Sleeping Eros“ is on display during a press preview of the Sleeping Eros exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue of Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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To go with story by Sebastian Smith... News Photo 160646488Arts Culture and Entertainment,Display,Exhibition,Go,Horizontal,New York City,Press Preview,Statue,Story,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTo go with story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A statue of 'Sleeping Eros“ is on display during a press preview of the Sleeping Eros exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue of Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)