Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
mid to late 2nd 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. 055.


22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of flying nude Eros. Missing most of right wing, fingers of both hands, part of wreath. Wreath of large ivy leaves and berries on his head. He has also earrings in his ears. Right arm raised, hand gone. His hands are placed in the act of pouring. His hair is colored red. Traces of other colors over his body and wings.

Clay light red.


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