Eros flying with a kithara

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


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7678

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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