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Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) with his right arm bent across his chest

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Statuette of winged baby. His right arm is bent across his chest with thumb extended, as if playing on a musical instrument. A cloak covers head and shoulders; under the hood is a turban. Cloak bright pink and blue; wings white and gold; lips red. Missing; left wing and tip of right. Objects in...

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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

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Eretria, Euboia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.303

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture