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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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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7739

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture