Eros and a cock

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
probably late 1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 025.

Dimensions

13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7724

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros and a cock on a molded square base. Eros is moving to the right and clutching a bunch of grapes under his left shoulder and down behind him. His hair is plaited down the center of his head. Eros’ outstretched wings are colored with black, green, and white; his hair is dark red; yellowish-brown on face and other parts; rose pink on himation. Pink on wattles of cock.

Red clay.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection (Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 209); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann Sale 1899, no. 209 = T.C. Gréau pl. 35.2); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution