Eros Reclining on a Couch

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

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 020.


16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Eros reclining on a couch. He has his left hand resting on a pilow and in his right he holds a phiale mesomphalos. He wears an himation, which is wrapped around his legs and over his left shoulder. He wears a heavy round wreath on his head. There are some carved small figures on the posts of the couch and there is also a law stool that stands under the couch.

Red on hair; trace of blue on remains of right wing; brownish body color; pink on himation and drapery; green and pink on drapery in front. White slip in places. Cracked but repaired. Both wings broken off at shoulder.

Red clay.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution