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Eros playing flutes

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Statuette of nude Eros floating. His hands are extended to the left in position of playing the flutes, which are now missing. He wears a wreath of vine-leaves and fruit and a garland hanging from his left shoulder to his right hip. He also wears boots. His left hand and leg from the knee down...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, early 1st century B.C. ?

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 056.

Dimensions

25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7703

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture