Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–175 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 046.

Dimensions

24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7683

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude child Eros flying. He has his hair in a central plait and in curls down his neck.

The figure is broken twice across the body and repaired. Pinkish flesh color almost all over the body; hair yellow; lips red; gilding over yellow on edge of right wing, which has also white slip. Missing arms, left wing and tip of right toe. Hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Light-brown clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina; 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