Bronze Statuette of a Riding Cupid

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.5 cm high
Price: 900 Euro
Ref: 3370
Provenance: Professor Ehud Malberger, Haifa, Israel.
Condition: Quiver on the back only partly preserved, otherwise intact.
Description: Solid cast bronze statuette of a chubby boy, seated with straddled legs on a mount. The hands in front of the chest possibly once held the reins. The boy is facing down to the animal. The rest of a quiver on the back suggests that this is Amor who possibly once rode on a dolphin, which was worked out separately. Beautiful, dynamic posture. Mounted.