The 2,300-year-old handle figure depicting ‘Eros’, the son of ‘Ares’ and ‘Aphrodite’ in Greek mythology and representing love and lust, was found in archaeological excavations in the Milas district of Mugla in 1980. The handle, which belongs to the Hellenistic period and has a height of 4.5 centimeters and is made of terracotta material, has been exhibited for the first time in a glass bell jar in the foyer of the Izmir Archeology Museum.
Izmir Museum Deputy Director Ihsan Tercan said, “A very important find. 2,300 years old. The handle of a vessel. Artifact from the Hellenistic period. It is the god of love in mythology. The interest in the artifact is very good. There is a lot of visitation due to the holidays in the schools. With the effect of the summer season, our foreign guests are welcome.”