Fragment with Eros
about 520–510 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 117.
Length: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Eros flying. Possibly part of an amphora in the University of Vienna (631A) showing Ares and Aphrodite (according to Martin Robertson). If this is true, then the object to the right of Eros may be the draped arm of Ares, rather than a large palmette, as Beazley had thought.
By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution