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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    With wings outstretched, holding up a laden cornucopia against his left shoulder, supported by his raised right hand, with tilted head and downward gaze, his hair dressed in a top knot and central plait over the crown of his head, with long curls framing his chubby face, mounted
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) collection.