Greek, East Greek
3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 041.
14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution