Ancient Rome, Ca. 2nd Century BCE to 1st Century CE. Idealized roman youth with robes draped over shoulders and wings on back. Right hand originally held a narrow object. Stands on platform, hole in back created before firing so statuette would not explode. 7-3/4”H, intact.
From ancient Rome, ca. 2nd to 1st centuries B.C. Molded hollow pottery striding winged Eros, depicted as a slightly pudgy youthful figure having small wings from shoulders, and holding a ceremonial object in his left hand, against his chest. He wears a decorated headdress over the long, wavy hairdo. Large areas remaining of white surface pigment. Standing on an integral rectangular raised platform base with a small dove between his feet. Scattered areas of root marks and light encrustation. 5-7/ ...click for details
Ca. 2nd to 1st centuries B.C. Molded natural buff-brown terracotta depiction of the youthful, nude Ganymede, standing with his left arm raised. Zeus is depicted as an eagle with spread wings grasping on his back. According to ancient Greek mythology Ganymede was abducted by Zeus from Mount Ida in Phrygia. Zeux either sending an eagle or turning himself into an eagle transported Ganymede to mount Olympus. Some remaining white surface pigment with traces of pink. Custom lucite base. 8-7/8”H, repa ...click for details