Eros covered in himation and looking down
Greek, East Greek
late 1st century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 037.
14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution