Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) with a mirror suspended from his left wrist

Greek
Hellenistic Period
310–240 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.290

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of winged baby wrapped in himation, which covers head and jaw. A mirror is suspended from his left wrist. Pink, blue and white on cloak, traces of flesh-color on legs. Both wings missing, and a part of the back between the shoulders. On the back of some figures, patches of plaster with traces of string make it clear winged figures were suspended.

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