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Eros Holding a Mirror

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Statuette of nude Eros flying holding a mirror in his hands. His head is tipped backwards. Black on wings, yellow on flesh, hair and mirror. Intact. Light red clay.

Provenance

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, 1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 040.

Dimensions

9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7677

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture