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Flying Eros, Wings Missing

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Statuette of nude flying Eros. Right arm bent, missing parts of fingers; left arm missing below elbow. Also missing large toe on the right foot and wings. Right leg detached. Thickly woven wreath; curly hair. Incrusted with white; extensive traces of salmon color, mottled with dark brown....

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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, about 150–100 B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 047.

Dimensions

27.4 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.376

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture