Eros flying

Early Imperial Period
early 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 060.


33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of nude Eros flying. Body and head possibly from the same mold as 01.7713 (in MFA’s catalogue); but the position of arms and body and the fillet are different. He wears a drapery which hangs down the right side, passes behind the back and falls down his left leg. He wears a wreath of pointed leaves with fruit over the forehead, and a necklace crossed on his chest, where it is fastened with a medallion. He wears sandals. Red on hair; yellow on the fruit; traces of reddish brown with underlying slip at several places. Inscribed on the back: ‘of Diphilos’. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. Missing: last three fingers of left hand; left foot.

Light red clay.


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