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Eros flying with a kithara

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Eros nude child flying with lyre. He plays the lyre using a plektron in his right hand. He wears an himation that blows out behind him and a thick wreath on his head. Pink, and the white slip are visible on the wings, body, and drapery; red on the lyre, hair and back, yellow on right wing,...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, late 2nd B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 039.


10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World