4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
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
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 82.
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