Eros with a goose

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–140 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.889

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Eros. Dressed as a girl; holds a bunch of grapes away from a goose at his right side. White ground terracotta; Eros’ hair redbrown; legs of goose red; Eros’ face yellow; outer feathers of wings, grapes, goose’s body blue; clothing and inner feathers of wings pink; top of pedestal blue-gray.

Greece or Asia Minor.

Provenance

Date unknown: Lécuyer collection; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased from Edward Perry Warren by MFA, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900