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Flying Eros

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Statuette of nude flying Eros. His arms are bent and placed forward, holding some object (?); ends of fingers of left hand missing. He wears a wreath made up of balls and triangular leaves; yellow on hair; green on leaves; carmine on lips; warm pink on flesh; blue, pink and white on wings; white...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: 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, late 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 053.

Dimensions

28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7689

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture