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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    A ROMAN BRONZE CUPID

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE CUPID
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The youthful figure with his wings raised, depicted nude, standing with his weight on his right leg, the left bent at the knee, the heel lifted, holding an oinochoe in his raised right hand, likely once holding a phiale in his lowered now-missing left, his hair brushed back from his forehead with an anastole, wearing a gadrooned cap terminating in the head of a goose forming a loop, on a circular base with a socket on the underside
    4¼ (10.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 82.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON