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Eros Reclining on a Couch

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Eros reclining on a couch. He has his left hand resting on a pilow and in his right he holds a phiale mesomphalos. He wears an himation, which is wrapped around his legs and over his left shoulder. He wears a heavy round wreath on his head. There are some carved small figures on the posts of the...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 50 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 020.


16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World