Ancient Greek terracotta figure from southern Italy. Found in a Daunian tomb, dating to the mid 4th century BC. Sweet little ancient terracotta votive in the form of Eros riding a dolphin; Eros with wind-swept wings flowing behind him as he clutches onto the back of the dolphin. Part of a 209 piece collection of ancient pottery featured in the book, "The Farwell Collection" published in 1953 by Franklin P. Johnson, University of Chicago art historian and archaeologist. Byron Farwell was a young Army captain stationed in Italy during WW II, and pieces presented in this book were personally excavated by him in 1944/45 in Ordonia, Italy.
Piece stands just over 3"H x 4-1/4"W x 1-1/4"D, minor chipping with overall surface wear, else very good. Piece looks much better than photo captures.
Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection.