Eros and a Dog

Roman, East Mediterranean
Early Imperial Period
early 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 027.


14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



On high, molded base, group of Eros and a dog. Eros is marching to the right following the dog. He holds the leash of the dog with right hand and with his left he holds/lifts his himation. The himation covers the lower part of the body, from the waist down. He also wears a thick wreath. Traces of red on his hair; black on brows and eyes; yellow-brown on flesh of Eros and body of dog; rose pink on himation; traces of red on the back of the base. White slip in many places.

This piece doesn’t have a vent hole.

Red clay.


By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection (Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 205); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann Sale 1899, no. 205 = T.C. Gréau pl. 34.2); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution