Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 036.

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7688

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of child Eros who looks down as he is suspended. He is wrapped up with an himation, which he is grasping with his left hand. His dress and bowed head suggest a funerary function.

Wings re-attached; tip of left wing gone. Traces of pale green on the wings, and of brownish-cream flesh-color on the body,

Dark red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution