• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 325

    A HELLENISTIC BRONZE EROS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HELLENISTIC BRONZE EROS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The seated chubby boy with large finely detailed wings outstretched behind, hair tied in a top knot with tendrils falling onto his shoulders, wearing a rolled torc, holding cup in his left hand, right hand raised to his head, mounted
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Canadian private collection, acquired prior to 1970.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note there is additional provenance for this lot: sold, Superior Galleries, 'Fine Antiquities Auction', June 8-9, 1993, lot 745.