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Eros

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Statuette of Eros flying about to land. He wears an unusual costume, a chiton doubly 'exomis', and gathered in the center of the chest with a brooch or clasp. This type of costume is occasionally worn by Artemis, Maenads, or other figure in active movement. Traces of red on hair, and pink on...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 041.

Dimensions

14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7698

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture