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Figurine of floating Eros

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Statuette of Eros floating down wearing a stephane marked with vertical, parallel lines. Traces of red on hair, of pink on face and body, blue on both wings, gilding on edge of right wing. Missing: most of wings, left hand, right forearm, right leg from above knee, most of left foot.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens direct from Tanagra.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7793

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture