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Figurine of Eros

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Blue-green glaze; modeled in full relief; lower part and right wing missing. He wears a mantle behind held on right hip by his hand; a torch in left hand resting against shoulder; left wing spread.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over August 1886. (Accession Date: August 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World (Nagoya/BMFA exhibition catalogue, 1999), cat. #154

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 4.1 x 3 x 2 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.813

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture