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Flying Eros Ephebe

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Motif of flying nude Eros as an ephebe, or adolescent youth. He has a long history at Myrina. The full cheeks, squinting eyes, fine nose, and a small, full chin are believed to reflect the face of the Ptolemaic queen Berenike II. Some believe that he was intended to represent a hermaphrodite....

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina; 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, 190–180 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 044.


26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World