Floating Eros with a Heavy Wreath
Greek, East Greek
second half of 3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 043.
24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of nude, flying Eros. He wears a heavy wreath and ‘leech’ earrings; his hands are in position of pouring with the right hand into a patera held with the left. His wings, right hand, thumb and fingers of the left and first two toes of right foot are missing. warm pink color preserved almost all over the body; hair red-brown. Tiny hang-hole on the back and no vent.
Light reddish-yellow clay.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina; 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