Eros and a fawn

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about mid-1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 030.

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7723

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros caressing a fawn. He wears a chlamys, fastened on the right shoulder with a large button, wrapped around his left arm and hanging down his right side; he has a thick wreath on his head. Brown on hair of Eros and body of fawn; blue and brown on wreath; red on ends of wreath, and ear and muzzle of fawn; cream, pale blue and rose pink on Eros’ wings; pink stripe on his chiton; duller pink on his legs; creamy color on face, black on eyes; pink on lips. Gilt on brows of fawn. Black on background and top of base. the wings are mended.

Dark red clay

Provenance

By date unknown: Gréau Collection; by 1899: H. Hoffmann Collection (auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 204); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann 204 = Gréau pl. 36, 1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution