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ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS, 1ST AD

ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS, 1ST AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1375966

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ROMAN BRONZE WINGED NUDE EROS
ROMAN IMPERIAL, 1ST CENTURY AD

Love’s messenger stands in a relaxed pose with detailed facial features. Finely modeled in a naturalistic way, with childish proportions and chubby features. The figure is in a relaxed posture with the lively movement of the twisted head and body, twin wings with wonderful incised feathers attached to his back. He was probably holding a bow and arrow, now missing.

Eros, God of love and son of Aphrodite, was a popular subject form 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.)

Mounted on a custom-made lucite display stand

Dimensions:
Height: 8 cm
Height on stand: 14 cm

Condition: Ancient loss to right hand otherwise intact with lovely dark patina

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