Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) flying

Greek
Hellenistic Period
310–240 B.C.


Findspot: Greece, Euboia, Eretria, Tomb of the Erotes; Place of Manufacture: Greece, Euboia

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.293

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Winged baby. His head looks upward. A cloak covers head, arms, and body to the waist. Bright pink on wings and lower part of cloak; white and gold on wings; flesh color. Missing: right leg from above knee, and object suspended from left wrist.
Objects in the MFA from the Tomb of the Erotes include 97.290-97.345, 98.790-98.794, 98.798, 98.893, 99.438, and 21.1213.

Provenance

By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of] 28 Erotes said to be all from the same grave at Eretria); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund