Yound Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–175 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 034.

Dimensions

11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7697

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros child flying to the right. He has short, pudgy legs and little wings.He wears a short tunic, himation, and a stippled wreath with large fruits. He is turning his head sideways and holds his tunic with both hands close to his face.
Traces of white slip; pink on folds of drapery. Missing: thumb and last three fingers of left hand.

Pinkish clay

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution