Roman bronze figure of Eros, He is holding a bag of some kind under his left arm and his right arm extended out and at one time had something in his hand now just a hole where the piece fit in remains , This piece has a nice dark brown patina and some mineral deposits. The surface has been worn down from years of handling .
According to tradition which was made by Eratosthenes, Eros was principally the patron of male love, while Aphrodite ruled the love between men and women. Meleager records this role in a poem preserved in the Greek Anthology: "a woman hurls the fire that maddens men for women; but Eros himself sways the passion for males
size H 2 1/4 " w 1" d 1 1/5 " from an old California estate Chait Gallery auction piece