Eros in a cart drawn by goats
Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 50 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 029.
13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Group of Eros in cart drawn by goats. He is sitting with his right leg stretched backwards. He has an himation flying from his shoulders, which means that the cart is moving. He wears a big wreath and three feathers at the back of his head. The goats have beards and their horns are twisted.
Eros’ hair is red; wings yellow; chlamys pink; body of cart red; one goat is white; the other yellow. Missing some tips’ of goats’ horns.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina: from Bernardhakis coll. . . Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution