Flying Eros

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 049.


29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of nude flying Eros, facing down. His arms are extended and missing forearms. He has his hair in a central braid along a crown; wings repaired; white slip well preserved; creamy flesh color; red on lips; blue, pink, and brownish yellow in the right wing.Also missing part, first toe of right foot. hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Deep red clay.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: 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