Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) wearing a head cloth
late 4th–first half of 3rd century B.C.
Findspot: Greece, Euboia, Eretria, Tomb of the Erotes; Place of Manufacture: Greece, Euboia
Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of winged baby wearing a square kerchief (kekryphalos) on his head and a scarf over his left shoulder. Drapery pink, lips red, flesh pink. Missing: both wings, both arms from the elbows, corners of square kerchief, and all of the drapery except the end over the left arm.
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