Eros flying

Roman
Early Imperial Period
early 1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 061.

Dimensions

35.9 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7713

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros floating, holding his arm as if to pour from a pitcher into a phiale. Eros here is an adolescent, with a slightly effeminate body. He wears a wreath with traces of pink; he has a stiff pink cloth draped around his shoulder, and a crossed necklace with a central medallion over his chest; red-brown on hair; red-brown and white slip on body; blue on right wing. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. Also, inscription on back: ‘of Diphilos’ (probably a workshop owner).
Missing: all of left wing; most of right; fingers of right hand; left hand; right leg from mid-thigh.

Yellowish-red clay.

Inscription

'of Diphilos'

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