Statuette of Eros and Psyche
Greek, East Greek
1st century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 015.
32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Group of Eros and Psyche. They stand side by side and they are interlinked. There have two wings, one fitted to each figure’s outer shoulder. Eros stands on his right leg and has his left crossed in front of the other. He is nude apart from a drapery that is hanging over his back and his right leg. He wears sandals and a wreath over his curly hair. He has his right hand on Psyche’s left breast and his left around her. He looks away from her. Psyche wears a chiton and an himation, which she lifts with her left leg; she has her right arm around Eros’ shoulders. She also wears sandals on her feet and a stephane on her head; she looks at Eros. There used to be wings on Psyche’s back but the wing-holes are filed, that is reason wings were removed in 1994, since the wings weren’t part of the original composition.
Fingers of Eros are missing and the drapery below his right shoulder is also missing. Brownish-yellow on Eros’ body, cream on their faces, red on the hair and wreath. Pink on Psyche’s himation, yellow on her stephane.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from the Metaxas Coll. in Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution