Eros from a mirror with a stand
about 470 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 355A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The Eros was flying to the right and therefore came from the left side between mirror and figure stand, as if he were about to alight on Aphrodite’s shoulder. Missing right hand, right foot, and wings. There is a groove on the top of the head where the figure joined the mirror disc. Extremities and features are much worn.
About 1919: acquired by Vassilios Ladoulis near his home in Kyparissia, Greece; inherited by his son, Theodore Ladoulis; gift of Theodore Ladoulis to MFA, April 10, 1969
Gift of Theodore Ladoulis in memory of Vassilios Ladoulis