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Floating Eros with Headdress

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Statuette of nude flying Eros. He wears a sizeable headdress. His left arm is missing completely and his left probably bent, missing from the elbow down. Also missing big part of wings, toes of right foot and first toe of left foot. Traces of white slip, and blue. Yellowish-brown clay.

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, late 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 052.

Dimensions

22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7699

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture