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Statuette of Eros holding a box mirror

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Statuette of nude child Eros standing, holding a mirror. He is lifting up from the back a himation with his right hand; part of the himation is hanging on the left side. With his right hand, he is showing his mirror. His hair is plaited down the centre of his head. Right wing and tips of some...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens [and perhaps from the Bernardhakis collection in Lesbos]); 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. 023.


Overall: 13.4 x 10 x 10 cm (5 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World