Eros with Lion Foot

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze, Silver
Dimensions: 10.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3121
Provenance: German private collection. Ex-Gorny Mosch auction house.
Condition: Except for some scratches intact.
Description: Solid Bronze cast of a foot, possibly supporting a furniture. On the hexagonal base stands a finely worked lion paw from where a calyx originates. Pushing the leaves aside a young Eros arises from the blossom. On the back carrying a basket, the wings laid on. The wavy hair is typically tied together into two buns on the forehead. The eyes with silver inlays - remains are still preserved.