Eros sleeping beside a herm

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 250–200 B.C.


Dimensions

13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7808

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros sleeping on a rock beside a herm. Gilding on left wing and fillet; blue and pink on wings, deep pink and white on chlamys; flesh-color on body; red on lips; pearly gray on rock; brown-red on hair. The herm is white. Missing: both legs from knee, right wing, forefinger of right hand, thumb and forefinger of left; head of herm. Other breaks.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: seen at Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution