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Eros or a spirit (Psyche or Daimon) playing cymbals

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Statuette of winged baby. A cloak covers his head and shoulders. He plays cymbals, one of which is held in the right hand raised. Eyes brown, eyebrows and lashes black, lips red, cheeks, pink. Remains of brown in the hair. Flesh pink, cymbals gold, and cloak bright pink. Missing: left arm from...

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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: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.302

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture