Head of Eros

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 50–30 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 019.

Dimensions

9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.903

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of an Eros statuette, heavy type; round, thick wreath bound with fillet. The head inclined to the left shoulder; a curl falls on each side of the neck. face and nose are rubbed. Pink on wreath.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Myrina); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900