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Eros with a kneeling child

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Group of flying Eros beside a column, with a kneeling child. On high base. Eros is bending towards a kneeling child, who is trying to touch Eros's right sandal. The child is nude, Eros is wearing an himation around his neck and lifts it up from his feet, possibly in order to help the child...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Gréau Collection; by 1899: H. Hoffmann Collection (auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 15-19, 1899, lot 202); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman Provincial, about 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 033.

Dimensions

Height: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7719

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture