Eros with Scroll and Phiale
Greek, East Greek
second half of the 3rd century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 042.
24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of flying, nude Eros. His right hand is bent and lifted up holding a scroll and he holds a phiale in his left. Half of the phiale is missing so is part of the thumb of the left hand. The hair is arranged in a knot behind. He wears “leech” earrings. It comes from the same mold as 01.7702 but without the wreath; warm pink on flesh; red-brown on hair; yellow on left earring; red on scroll and phiale. Missing: half of phiale; part of thumb of left hand. It has a hang hole on the back for suspension.
Right-reddish yellow clay.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution