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Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) flying

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Statuette of winged baby. His arms, head and body are enveloped in a cloak. Cloak pink and white; wings pink, white and gold; legs flesh color. The object carried is missing. Wings intact. Objects in the MFA from the Tomb of the Erotes include 97.290-97.345, 98.790-98.794, 98.798, 98.893, 99.438,...

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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: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.297

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture