Eros Holding a Mirror

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 040.

Dimensions

9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7677

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros flying holding a mirror in his hands. His head is tipped backwards. Black on wings, yellow on flesh, hair and mirror. Intact.

Light 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