Flying Eros

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 049.

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7693

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude flying Eros, facing down. His arms are extended and missing forearms. He has his hair in a central braid along a crown; wings repaired; white slip well preserved; creamy flesh color; red on lips; blue, pink, and brownish yellow in the right wing.Also missing part, first toe of right foot. hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Deep red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution