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Statuette of nude Eros floating, holding his arm as if to pour from a pitcher into a phiale. Eros here is an adolescent, with a slightly effeminate body. He wears a wreath with traces of pink; he has a stiff pink cloth draped around his shoulder, and a crossed necklace with a central medallion...

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Inscription

'of Diphilos'

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

Roman, Early Imperial Period, early 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 061.

Dimensions

35.9 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7713

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture