Terracotta statuette of Eros

This delightful statue shows the god, standing naked save for a flowing cloak behind, his wings outstretched. His well-modelled face gazes downwards, a substantial floral wreath on his head. In his left hand, held bent to his side,  he cradles a pair of crotales. His right hand is lowered to his side, clasping his cloak. There are  remains of pigment visible, especially on one of the crotales. The rear with a rectangular firing hole. 

Myrina, classical period, 4th century B.C.
H. 18 cm (7 3⁄32 in)

Collection Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000), Paris, prior 1977
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above

Ars Amatoria. The art of love in antiquity, 2019, 39-40 no. 41

J. Coleman Carter
The Sculpture of Taras, Philadelphia  1975

G. Volpe (ed.)
Introduzione all’artigianato della Puglia antica, dall’età coloniale all`età romana, Università di Bari, 1992

Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1999-2010

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