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Eros and a Peacock

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Group of Eros and a peacock on high square base. Eros is wearing a chlamys, which hangs over his left hand and down his back and has two stripes, which cross in front of his chest; he has his left hand on the peacock, caressing his neck and in his right hand he holds a bunch of grapes. His...

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Provenance

By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection (Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 207); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Hoffmann Sale 1899, no. 207 = T.C. Gréau pl. 35.1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, about 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 026.

Dimensions

11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7721

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture