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: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.315

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of winged baby. His hair has a central braid. A cloak covers his chin, arms and body. Cloak pink and blue; wing pink, white and yellow; hair brown. Missing left wing, lower half of right leg, left leg from the knee, and object in left hand.
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.
On the backs of some figures, remains of plaster with the impression of string make it clear that the winged figures were suspended.

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