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Flying Eros

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Statuette of nude flying Eros, facing down. His arms are extended and missing forearms. He has his hair in a central braid along a crown; wings repaired; white slip well preserved; creamy flesh color; red on lips; blue, pink, and brownish yellow in the right wing.Also missing part, first toe of...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 049.

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7693

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture