Canosan Terracotta Statuette of Eros

Culture: Greek/Canosan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2326
Provenance: American private collection, acquired in the 1970s to the 1980s from La Reine Margot in Paris, France.
Condition: Lower legs professionally reattached, otherwise very well preserved.
Description: Hellenistic terracotta statuette of Eros from Canosa. The winged god with his hair piled up in the middle with preserved red pigmentation. His left leg is put forward and the wings spread out. With a blue cape over his shoulder, which he is pulling over his chest with his right hand. A tip of the cloak falls over the left hip of the otherwise undressed boy. The head is tilted slightly to the right, the face with fine features. Detailed statuette with wonderful paint remains. Mounted.