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: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of winged baby. His hair has a central braid. A cloak covers his chin, arms and body. Cloak pink and blue; wing pink, white and yellow; hair brown. Missing left wing, lower half of right leg, left leg from the knee, and object in left hand.
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.
On the backs of some figures, remains of plaster with the impression of string make it clear that the winged figures were suspended.
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