Eros from a mirror with a stand

Greek
Classical Period
about 470 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 355A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.56

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The Eros was flying to the right and therefore came from the left side between mirror and figure stand, as if he were about to alight on Aphrodite’s shoulder. Missing right hand, right foot, and wings. There is a groove on the top of the head where the figure joined the mirror disc. Extremities and features are much worn.

Provenance

About 1919: acquired by Vassilios Ladoulis near his home in Kyparissia, Greece; inherited by his son, Theodore Ladoulis; gift of Theodore Ladoulis to MFA, April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore Ladoulis in memory of Vassilios Ladoulis