Statuette of Eros holding a box mirror
Greek, East Greek
2nd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 023.
Overall: 13.5 x 10 cm (5 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
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.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution