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Eros, the primordial god of love, passion and sex represents common artistic motif in the antiquity. He is also known as Amor (Love) and his counterpart in the Roman mythology is named Cupid (Desire). Although he is usually depicted as a nude winged boy or child with bow and arrows, there are variations of Eros in drapery. Few different types of terracotta figurines depicting draped Eros were discovered at Stobi. The deity is standing, with his right arm covered by the cloth, while the left is placed along the body. Some scholars relate this type of draped Eros to the funerary customs, therefore it is known as “funerary type”, yet most of them agree that it is a common depiction of the winged genius.



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