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Ancient Roman bronze figure of sleeping cupid, 100 - 300 AD

Ancient Roman bronze figure of sleeping cupid, 100 - 300 AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1375582

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BRONZE FIGURE OF SLEEPING EROS "CUPID"
ROMAN, 1st - 3rd Century AD

A Sculpture Dreaming About Love
The subject is a young boy, who’s been out shooting arrows all day, and he’s fallen asleep.

The arrows have golden tips … that aren’t deadly as much as powerful. Supposedly they cause victims to suddenly be overcome with feelings of love. Greek bronze figure of sleeping Eros

God of love and son of Aphrodite, was a popular subject for small or silver statuettes. Eros spread his gift of love among mortals and the gods by means of his bow and arrows. (The arrows have golden tips … that aren’t deadly as much as powerful. Supposedly they cause victims to suddenly be overcome with feelings of love.)

The item is supplied with custom-made stand.

Dimensions:
Length: 17 cm –
Height on stand: 12 cm

Condition: Ancient losses as shown with natural patina

Found in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Israel

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