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Statuette of Eros wearing the lionskin of Herakles

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Statuette of a winged Eros, masquerading as Herakles. He has his weight on his right leg and his left placed a little to the side. His left hand is extended with the palm looking down and he has his right hand on his hip behind his back (maybe trying to hide something?). He wears a lion skin,...

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Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [00.321 and 00.322] were bought from Smyrna. [They were] from Myrina and belonged to A. Fontrier of Smyrna); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 017; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 090.

Dimensions

Overall: 39.4 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.321

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture