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Statuette of winged baby wrapped in a himation. His head is turned towards a round vase (aryballos) he carries at his left shoulder. Cloak pink, blue and white; wings pink, white and yellow. The cloak has been broken from his head. The right side of his face broken off. Left leg from below...

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Provenance

By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of] 28 Erotes said to be all from the same grave at Eretria);1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 310–240 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Euboia, Greece

Findspot

Eretria, Euboia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.298

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture