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Cupid (Eros)

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The under life-size winged Cupid, of the Centocelle type, stands with his weight on his left leg with his hip cocked to his left; his right leg is advanced and his right shoulder is raised slightly above the other shoulder. He gazes down towards his right. The cascades of long curls that fall on...

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Provenance

Date unknown: said to have been found at Laodiceia ad Mare in Syria according to RDAC 1988, pt. 2, p. 141; by 1979: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (shown at Schweizerische Kunst-und Antiquitätenmesse 1979, Basel, 24 March through 3 April); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 17, 1979

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 190

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 020.

Dimensions

Height: 63 cm (24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.477

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture