Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) flying
late 4th–first half of 3rd century B.C.
Findspot: Greece, Euboia, Eretria, Tomb of the Erotes; Place of Manufacture: Greece, Euboia
Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of winged baby. A cloak covers head, both arms, and torso. Edges broken about the face. Clay red, white, blue, slight traces of flesh color. Missing: lower half of back, part of drapery on left side, and object carried. Mark of this object visible on the right leg.
Objects in the MFA from the Tomb of the Erotes include 97.290-97.345, 98.790-98.794, 98.798, 98.893, 99.438, and 21.1213.
By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of] 28 Erotes said to be all from the same grave at Eretria); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund