A Roman marble fragment of a sleeping Eros
Lot 58*
A Roman marble fragment of a sleeping Eros
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 9,800 - 13,000

Lot Details
A Roman marble fragment of a sleeping Eros
A Roman marble fragment of a sleeping Eros
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The child god depicted resting over a lion skin spread over a rock, slightly turned over his left side to accommodate the wings and the quiver, the right arm raised behind the head, holding a fruit with the right hand, with chubby cheeks and curly hair with typical central braid, 12¾in (32.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, New York, acquired in the late 1980s.

    Literature:
    For a similar depiction of a sleeping Eros, cf. C. Vermeule, Greek and Roman Sculpture in America, Berkeley, 1981, p.186 fig. 153.
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