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


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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