Sleeping Eros (Rattle)
Rattle 2nd century BC
Inv. R 818
Terra-cotta with traces of Polychromy
Greek pottery rattle in shape of baby cradle.
Royal Museums of Arts and History, Brussels.
A child in infancy would typically receive toys that could generate noise, made from metal or clay and shaped mainly in human and animal form or simply in the form of a bell. A typical example is the rattle.
Photogrammetry by Greektoys with the support of the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.