Roman Silver Eros

Roman Silver Eros

An ancient Roman silver standing nude Eros (Cupid) holding a large cornucopia.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm).

The Roman god Cupid (Greek: Eros) was the youthful personification of Love, and was usually depicted alongside Venus (Aphrodite).

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 124.

Formerly in a French private collection; with Royal-Athena Galleries, 2002; subsequently in a Michigan private collection.

Exhibited: Ball State University Art Museum; George Mason University Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, 2002 - 2014.

Inv#: 8355


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