Eros flying

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 060.

Dimensions

33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7715

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros flying. Body and head possibly from the same mold as 01.7713 (in MFA’s catalogue); but the position of arms and body and the fillet are different. He wears a drapery which hangs down the right side, passes behind the back and falls down his left leg. He wears a wreath of pointed leaves with fruit over the forehead, and a necklace crossed on his chest, where it is fastened with a medallion. He wears sandals. Red on hair; yellow on the fruit; traces of reddish brown with underlying slip at several places. Inscribed on the back: ‘of Diphilos’. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. Missing: last three fingers of left hand; left foot.

Light red 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