Eros in a cart drawn by goats

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 50 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 029.


13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.

Red clay.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution