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ROMAN BRONZE CUPID STATUETTE
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Circa 100 ADThe plump figure depicted nude, striding forward with his right leg advanced, his left arm stretched holding a horn, his long wavy hair tied in a topknot with a braid running back over the crown of the head, his face framed by ringlets, his eyes articulated, his lips parted, two rectangular mortises on the reverse for insertion of now-missing wings. In addition to capturing the god in motion, the sculptor of this piece has rendered an expressive visage with generously lidded almond-shaped eyes, delineated pupils/irises, a perky nose, parted lips as if singing or laughing - his cherubic rounded visage framed by curls with a prominent knot of hair above his forehead. The hair atop his head is braided with curls cascading over the back of his neck.For similar see:Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, with similar hairstyle, facial features and plump anatomy see no. 72 in Kozloff and Mitten, et al., The Gods Delight, The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. Size: L:235mm / W:75mm; 1.4kg Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; formerly in the private collection of Mr. R.A.; British art Market 1990s.
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ROMAN BRONZE CUPID STATUETTE

Estimate £20,000 - £40,000
Mar 27, 2022
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0008: ROMAN BRONZE CUPID STATUETTE

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Est. £20,000 - £40,000Starting Price £10,000
ANCIENT, CHINESE AND ISLAMIC ART
Mar 27, 2022 8:00 AM EDT
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Circa 100 ADThe plump figure depicted nude, striding forward with his right leg advanced, his left arm stretched holding a horn, his long wavy hair tied in a topknot with a braid running back over the crown of the head, his face framed by ringlets, his eyes articulated, his lips parted, two rectangular mortises on the reverse for insertion of now-missing wings. In addition to capturing the god in motion, the sculptor of this piece has rendered an expressive visage with generously lidded almond-shaped eyes, delineated pupils/irises, a perky nose, parted lips as if singing or laughing - his cherubic rounded visage framed by curls with a prominent knot of hair above his forehead. The hair atop his head is braided with curls cascading over the back of his neck.For similar see:Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, with similar hairstyle, facial features and plump anatomy see no. 72 in Kozloff and Mitten, et al., The Gods Delight, The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. Size: L:235mm / W:75mm; 1.4kg Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; formerly in the private collection of Mr. R.A.; British art Market 1990s.

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