Intaglio with child Eros playing with a goose and knucklebones
late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 056 (1920; 2002).
Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Pierced (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Eros seated on ground, with left leg curled under him and right leg extended out to the left; leaning on left hand, reaches towards a goose in front of him, at right. Eros has short hair, and a string slung around his body, over his left shoulder, possibly to hold a pendant amulet. Goose is facing right and flapping its wings. Two knuckle bones in the field below the pair.
By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, Lewes House Gems, no. 56: Said to be from Asia Minor. Bought in London, 1898.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 63.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912