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Eros flying

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Statuette of nude Eros flying. His arms are extended sideways; left arm more raised and missing from the elbow; right arm missing; body in several fragments.curls on neck preserved. Traces of slip; creamy body color, and red; hang-hole on the back for suspension. Light-red clay.

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, about 190–180 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 045.

Dimensions

26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7687

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture