Greek, East Greek
about 130–60 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 062.
25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution