Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 041.

Dimensions

14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7698

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros flying about to land. He wears an unusual costume, a chiton doubly ‘exomis’, and gathered in the center of the chest with a brooch or clasp. This type of costume is occasionally worn by Artemis, Maenads, or other figure in active movement. Traces of red on hair, and pink on chiton; white slip in places. Missing: both forearms; first toe of left foot; first two of right; both wings. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. It has also two wing-holes.

Light reddish-yellow clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution