Appealing head of Eros rendered
with girl-like features.
The head with heavy-lidded eyes, a broad nose and sensuous lips. The richly
curled hairdo falls down the left side of the head.
The young god has put his right arm over the head and may hold a flower. The
button of a garment close to the neck.
Superb modeling with much use of the modeling tool.
For a similar example from Myrina, cf. lot no. E161 in: F. Hamdorf et al. Die
figürlichen Terrakotten der Staatlichen Antikensammlungen München. Band 2.
Lindenberg i. Allgäu 2014.
Broken at the armpit level, back side missing. The nose is worn and looks flat.
H. 8 cm (3.1 in), H. with stand 10.2 cm (4 in)
Swiss private collection. Part of a bulk purchase of terracotta items, acquired
in 1995 from Galeria Serodine, Ascona.
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