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Statuette of a flying Eros

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Statuette of nude Eros flying. Right arm is shattered above the head and is missing the forearm and the left arm is extended and fingers are missing from the hand. The arms probably held a wreath or ribbon overhead. A tightly woven wreath rests on the head. Wings were broken and mended. There...

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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, late 2nd century B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 054.

Dimensions

29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.374

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture