Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 051.

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

87.373

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude, flying Eros . Left hand resting on hip; right arm extended straight from shoulder and forearm missing. A small piece of himation is seen over left shoulder and there is some more, wrapped around the left wrist. He wears a thick wreath. Traces of white slip on the wings.

Light-red clay.

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