Figurine of floating Eros

Greek
Classical Period
about 5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7793

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Eros floating down wearing a stephane marked with vertical, parallel lines. Traces of red on hair, of pink on face and body, blue on both wings, gilding on edge of right wing. Missing: most of wings, left hand, right forearm, right leg from above knee, most of left foot.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens direct from Tanagra.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution