Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
mid-1st century B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.371

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer