From ancient Rome, ca. 2nd to 1st centuries B.C. Molded hollow pottery striding winged Eros, depicted as a slightly pudgy youthful figure having small wings from shoulders, and holding a ceremonial object in his left hand, against his chest. He wears a decorated headdress over the long, wavy hairdo. Large areas remaining of white surface pigment. Standing on an integral rectangular raised platform base with a small dove between his feet. Scattered areas of root marks and light encrustation. 5-7/8”H, left wing re-attached, otherwise intact.
ProvenanceEx-Harvey Sarner collection, ex-Sotheby's, NYC, 1981.