London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A ROMAN BRONZE EROS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Stepping forwards with right leg, outstretched wings behind, his left arm held aloft, the thumb and forefinger pinched for insertion of a branch or torch, now missing, holding purse in right hand, his chubby face framed by thick wavy hair, pulled up into a top-knot at the front and dressed in a fillet
3½ in. (9 cm.) high
Formerly in the Dr Atanasov collection, Munich, Germany.
Acquired by the present owner in 1993.
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