Statuette of Eros holding a box mirror

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. 023.

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 10 cm (5 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7681

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude child Eros standing, holding a mirror. He is lifting up from the back a himation with his right hand; part of the himation is hanging on the left side. With his right hand, he is showing his mirror. His hair is plaited down the centre of his head. Right wing and tips of some feathers on left wing are missing. Pink on drapery; black on mirror; dark red on thigh; pale blue and white slip on the wing.

Pinkish-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens [and perhaps from the Bernardhakis collection in Lesbos]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution