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Figurine of Aphrodite with Eros as child (kourotrophos type) leaning on a column

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Woman holding a baby resting on her elbow. She is naked from the waist up and she has an himation wrapped around her legs; her right hand is resting on her hip and she is leaning on a pillar with a stepped base with the left. The child is sitting on her left arm and stretches both hands to her...

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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, 1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 083.

Dimensions

Height: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7734

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture