4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 10,000
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF EROS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The paunchy child god with his hair arranged in a central plait, curling wisps along his forehead, molded curls behind his ears, wearing a cloak pinned at his right shoulder and folded over his left forearm, his body twisted and the arms extended, looking down toward a now-missing attribute, perhaps a small bird, traces of pigment preserved throughout
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 December 1971, lot 104.
Monsieur Francois Antonovich; Christie's, London, 5 October 2000, lot 80.
F. Antonovich, Les Métamorphoses divines d'Alexandre, Paris, 1996, pp. 60 and 335.
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