Eros flying with a kithara

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 2nd B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 039.


10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)


The Ancient World



Eros nude child flying with lyre. He plays the lyre using a plektron in his right hand. He wears an himation that blows out behind him and a thick wreath on his head. Pink, and the white slip are visible on the wings, body, and drapery; red on the lyre, hair and back, yellow on right wing, fillet and lyre; blue on the wings; and black on the lyre, both wings and wreath. Hang-hole for suspension.

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