Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
late 2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 053.

Dimensions

28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7689

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude flying Eros. His arms are bent and placed forward, holding some object (?); ends of fingers of left hand missing. He wears a wreath made up of balls and triangular leaves; yellow on hair; green on leaves; carmine on lips; warm pink on flesh; blue, pink and white on wings; white slip. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. Both wings bear an inscription of omicron; wings were possibly made for another type of figurine. They look mended afterwards.

Light-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution