Baby reaching

Late Hellenistic Period
about 100 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 026.


Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, sparkling, large-crystaled Greek island

Not On View


The Ancient World



The right hand, left forearm, and most of both legs are missing. Right arm broken and repaired at shoulder. There is a break on the top of the forehead, and an iron dowel was once placed in the right upper thigh where the leg is now broken. The surface shows damage and remains of encrustation.
A baby resembling this one, from a small statue of Aphrodite and Eros (if wings are present) or a mother and child, was found in the Egyptian Sanctuary on Delos.


By early 1970s: with Georges Krimitsas, Paris (probably from Greece); purchased by John J. Herrmann, Jr. from Georges Krimitsas, Paris in the early 1970s; gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, October 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr.