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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF CUPID
Property from the Collection of Evelyn Annenberg Hall
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF CUPID

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF CUPID
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The youthful god of love depicted with his characteristic central plait across the crown of his head, his wavy hair radiating and curling inward at the ends along his forehead, his oval face with a pointed chin, the small closed mouth with sensuous fleshy lips, the lidded unarticulated eyes under softly arching brows, the head turned acutely to the left on his curving neck
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
Provenance
with Mathias Komor, New York, 1966.

Lot Essay

The present example is likely a Roman copy inspired by a 4th century B.C. original by Lysippos depicting Eros with his bow. See p. 111ff. in Moreno, et al., Lisippo L'arte e la Fortuna.
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