Eros Flying

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 130–60 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 062.


25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of Eros flying down. He is wrapped up in an himation, which leaves his right shoulder uncovered; he lifts the right side of the garment, so he can step down. He wears a sandal with heart-shaped tag, earrings and a fillet. Such types usually had a funerary connotation.

White slip in places; blue on drapery; pink on flesh. Missing: left wing; a small piece of right wing; right leg; part of drapery under left leg is restored. Hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Dark red clay.


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