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Fragment of a statue of Eros

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The nose and the back of the head have been broken away. The surfaces of the white marble representing flesh have been polished. A section of the left shoulder and chest is preserved. Eros appears to have been walking forward and turning his head and upper body back to the right, as if another...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 107; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

16.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 cm (6 7/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.732

Medium or Technique

Stone; Greek mainland (?) marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture