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Flying Eros

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Statuette of nude flying Eros. Left arm was extended and now missing. Right arm bent and tips of fingers of right hand missing. He wears a thick wreath with three ribbon bands, on his long curly hair. Traces of white slip . Holes in the shoulders for the attachment of wings, which are...

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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, 150–100 B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 048.

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

87.375

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture