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Flying Eros

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Statuette of Eros, flying. He' s leaning forward as if to draw a sword and pulling up his himation on his left lip. Missing right great toe. Full, thick wreath bound with a fillet. Traces of light green and blue on the wings. orange on face, stomach, legs. A good deal of gray incrustation;...

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Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, mid-1st century B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.371

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture