Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
mid to late 2nd century B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 055.

Dimensions

22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.372

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of flying nude Eros. Missing most of right wing, fingers of both hands, part of wreath. Wreath of large ivy leaves and berries on his head. He has also earrings in his ears. Right arm raised, hand gone. His hands are placed in the act of pouring. His hair is colored red. Traces of other colors over his body and wings.

Clay light red.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer