Floating Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd to early 1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 050.

Accession Number

01.7701

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Eros floating in air. He is depicted as a young adolescent. He has his hair at a central plait, curls at the crown of his head and a knot low on his neck.
He is missing both arms from elbows; front of right foot. Pinkish-cream flesh color and white slip preserved in places; red on hair. hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution