Eros flying

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–150 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 035.

Dimensions

10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7686

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude child Eros flying. He has his hair arranged in a central plait and in curls hanging around his neck. He wears a wreath of fruit and leaves, only a part of which survives.

Missing wings and right hand; also missing left arm from elbow down. There are a few traces of white slip; hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Pinkish red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution