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Head of Eros

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Head of an Eros statuette, heavy type; round, thick wreath bound with fillet. The head inclined to the left shoulder; a curl falls on each side of the neck. face and nose are rubbed. Pink on wreath. Red clay.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Myrina); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, East Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 50–30 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 019.

Dimensions

9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.903

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture