8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF CUPID
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The divine child wearing a torque-like necklace with vine leaves attached, his small wings upraised, his head turned to his right, his long hair with curls framing the face, a top-knot and a single plait arranged over the crown of his head, with perforations below the wings for attachment
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 23 May 1988, lot 325.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-67.
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