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Eros in a cart drawn by goats

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Group of Eros in cart drawn by goats. He is sitting with his right leg stretched backwards. He has an himation flying from his shoulders, which means that the cart is moving. He wears a big wreath and three feathers at the back of his head. The goats have beards and their horns are twisted....

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina: from Bernardhakis coll. . . Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 50 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 029.

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7728

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture