Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
late 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 053.


28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of nude flying Eros. His arms are bent and placed forward, holding some object (?); ends of fingers of left hand missing. He wears a wreath made up of balls and triangular leaves; yellow on hair; green on leaves; carmine on lips; warm pink on flesh; blue, pink and white on wings; white slip. Hang-hole on the back for suspension. Both wings bear an inscription of omicron; wings were possibly made for another type of figurine. They look mended afterwards.

Light-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