Eros Flying

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 130–60 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 062.

Dimensions

25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7733

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros flying down. He is wrapped up in an himation, which leaves his right shoulder uncovered; he lifts the right side of the garment, so he can step down. He wears a sandal with heart-shaped tag, earrings and a fillet. Such types usually had a funerary connotation.

White slip in places; blue on drapery; pink on flesh. Missing: left wing; a small piece of right wing; right leg; part of drapery under left leg is restored. Hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Dark 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