Greek, East Greek
mid-1st century B.C.
Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 058.
36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of Eros, flying. He’ s leaning forward as if to draw a sword and pulling up his himation on his left lip. Missing right great toe. Full, thick wreath bound with a fillet. Traces of light green and blue on the wings. orange on face, stomach, legs. A good deal of gray incrustation; slight traces of pinkish-white on chlamys.
Clay strong dark red. Irregularly shaped small vent.
By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887
Gift of Martin Brimmer