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Statuette of a male figure

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Statuette of a flying (wings are missing), nude male figure with sandaled feet, probably an Eros. He wears a wreath of pointed leaves around the head, wavy hair parted in middle. The position of the hands seems to imply the figure once held a kithara, but there is no evidence it was ever added....

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Provenance

According to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain: purchased in Athens in 1886 by Edward Perry Warren; by 1887: Samuel Dennis Warren Collection; gift of Samuel Dennis Warren to MFA, January 7, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Dennis Warren

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. 059.

Dimensions

32.2 cm (12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.1

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture