Eros flying

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 190–180 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 045.

Dimensions

26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7687

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros flying. His arms are extended sideways; left arm more raised and missing from the elbow; right arm missing; body in several fragments.curls on neck preserved. Traces of slip; creamy body color, and red; hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Light-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution