Eros covered in himation and looking down

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 037.

Dimensions

14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7696

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Stattuete of flying Eros, possibly alighting. He is wrapped up in an himation from his head down to his knees, a gesture interpreted as funerary. His hair is arranged in curls around his face; he is holding his hand on his chest.

Traces of white slip; creamy brown color on flesh; pink on drapery; blue on wings.
He has a hang-hole on the back.

Red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution