Flying Eros, Wings Missing
Greek, East Greek
about 150–100 B.C.
Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 047.
27.4 cm (10 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of nude flying Eros. Right arm bent, missing parts of fingers; left arm missing below elbow. Also missing large toe on the right foot and wings. Right leg detached. Thickly woven wreath; curly hair. Incrusted with white; extensive traces of salmon color, mottled with dark brown. Hang-hole on the back.
Dark red clay.
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
Gift of Martin Brimmer