Eros and a Peacock

Roman Provincial
Early Imperial Period
about 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 026.


11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Group of Eros and a peacock on high square base. Eros is wearing a chlamys, which hangs over his left hand and down his back and has two stripes, which cross in front of his chest; he has his left hand on the peacock, caressing his neck and in his right hand he holds a bunch of grapes. His chlamys is greenish; there is also violet on grapes, pink on wings and peacock’s tail.

Red clay.


By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection (Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 207); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann Sale 1899, no. 207 = T.C. Gréau pl. 35.1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution