Water jar (hydria-kalpis) with Eros leaning on a statue of Aphrodite
Late Classical Period
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 100.
Height x width: 45 x 38 cm (17 11/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze; silver inlays
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Silver inlay on rim and foot, handle decorations and bracelets of figures. Winged, partly-draped figure of Eros standing at the base of the vertical handle, leaning on a figure in archaic style symbolizing Aphrodite. Green patina. Some areas restored.
MFA, The Museum Year 1984-85, p.27, ill.
1984, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 19, 1984)
Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund