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Eros with Scroll and Phiale

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Statuette of flying, nude Eros. His right hand is bent and lifted up holding a scroll and he holds a phiale in his left. Half of the phiale is missing so is part of the thumb of the left hand. The hair is arranged in a knot behind. He wears "leech" earrings. It comes from the same mold as...

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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, second half of the 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 042.

Dimensions

24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7704

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture