Dancing Eros

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 18 cm high (with base)
Price: Sold
Ref: 3128
Provenance: South German private collection since the 1970s. Auction Hermann Historica on 2 May 2013, lot 2186. Lower Austria private collection D.D.
Condition: Beautiful, dark green patina, intact.
Description: Exquisite Roman bronze statuette of a dancing Eros. The youthful god stands on his left foot and bouncing his upper body in full swing to the right, while his right foot counter turns to the left. In his left hand holding a sharp stick (strigil?). His hair parted in the middle, on the back of his head open curls. The wings protruding, the eyes with original silver inlays. Mounted on a base from the 19th century.