Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–100 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 048.

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

87.375

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude flying Eros. Left arm was extended and now missing. Right arm bent and tips of fingers of right hand missing. He wears a thick wreath with three ribbon bands, on his long curly hair. Traces of white slip . Holes in the shoulders for the attachment of wings, which are missing.

LIght reddish 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