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Flying Eros

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Statuette of nude child Eros flying. He has his hair in a central plait and in curls down his neck. The figure is broken twice across the body and repaired. Pinkish flesh color almost all over the body; hair yellow; lips red; gilding over yellow on edge of right wing, which has also white slip....

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina; from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200–175 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 046.

Dimensions

24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7683

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture