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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    A ROMAN BRONZE CUPID

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE CUPID
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The pudgy nude youth standing with his left leg advanced, his arms raised at his sides, holding a shell in his left hand, his right hand fisted around a partially-preserved attribute, his wavy center-parted hair arranged in a top-knot, his facial features well defined with almond-shaped eyes, a small nose and parted lips, his characteristic wings with articulated feathers
    3.15/16 in. (10 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the family of the current owner, Lausanne, 1960s-1970s; thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION