Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) with a tambourine hanging from his left arm
late 4th - first half of 3rd century B.C.
Findspot: Greece, Euboia, Eretria, Tomb of the Erotes; Place of Manufacture: Greece, Euboia
Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Statuette of winged baby. A tambourine hangs from his left arm. A cloak covers his head, body and arms. Under the hood is a turban. Cloak blue, pink and white; wings yellow. All but top of right wing intact.
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