Pitcher (oinochoe) with dancing Eros

Greek or Italic
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 438; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7485

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Leaves mark the lower junction of the high handle and the body; below these leaves a fat, winged Eros dances to the right, with a torch downward in his right hand. Quadruple, molded fillet is set at junction of the neck and shoulders. Somewhat corroded; dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution