Floating Eros with a Heavy Wreath

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

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 043.


24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution