Eros playing flutes

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 056.

Dimensions

25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7703

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros floating. His hands are extended to the left in position of playing the flutes, which are now missing. He wears a wreath of vine-leaves and fruit and a garland hanging from his left shoulder to his right hip. He also wears boots. His left hand and leg from the knee down are missing. Also missing some fingers of the right hand and toes. Pinkish body color; yellow on hair; blue on wreath and garlands; black on cheek piece, eyes, and eyebrows; white slip. On the back inscribed letter (?) under a hang-hole.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution