Property from a Private Family collection, New Jersey
A ROMAN MARBLE CUPID
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicted as a paunchy nude boy, standing with his weight on his straight right leg, the left advanced and bent at the knee, leaning against an architectonic element preserved at the back, wearing a mantle over his shoulders and down his back, in which he supports an assortment of fruit, including grapes and pomegranates in his left arm, his right hand grasping a pomegranate, his pudgy face with soft round cheeks and a youthful expression, his delicate wavy hair tied in a top-knot, a diminutive horse and a draped figure emerging from around his left side, their heads turned to their right
23½ in. (59.7 cm.) high
The Property of a Lady; Christie's, New York, 14 June 1996, lot 102.