Statuette of a male figure

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. 059.

Dimensions

32.2 cm (12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.1

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a flying (wings are missing), nude male figure with sandaled feet, probably an Eros. He wears a wreath of pointed leaves around the head, wavy hair parted in middle. The position of the hands seems to imply the figure once held a kithara, but there is no evidence it was ever added. The figure bears an inscription of a B on the left shoulder.

Clay light red.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain: purchased in Athens in 1886 by Edward Perry Warren; by 1887: Samuel Dennis Warren Collection; gift of Samuel Dennis Warren to MFA, January 7, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Dennis Warren