Eros with Scroll and Phiale

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
second half of the 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 042.


24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution