Eros in a cart drawn by goats

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 50 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 029.

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7728

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Group of Eros in cart drawn by goats. He is sitting with his right leg stretched backwards. He has an himation flying from his shoulders, which means that the cart is moving. He wears a big wreath and three feathers at the back of his head. The goats have beards and their horns are twisted.
Eros’ hair is red; wings yellow; chlamys pink; body of cart red; one goat is white; the other yellow. Missing some tips’ of goats’ horns.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina: from Bernardhakis coll. . . Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution