Roman bronze Amor figurine - ex Bonhams
Amor (also named Cupid or Eros)
2nd - 3rd century A.D.
Amor is caught in a very dynamic movement: He is standing on the right leg, the left foot raised on the toes, and rotating back over the right hip, raising hs right extended arm and bringing the left to the chin or chest. Pair of small wings on the back. With nicely worked details of face and hair dress.
Possibly part of a larger group around a figurine of Venus.
Height 77 mm, width 41 mm
Very well preserved, nice polychrome patina. Mounted on a very nice modern marble base.
For similar figures, see I. Stead, Excavations at Winterton Roman Villa and other Roman Sites in North Lincolnshire. Department of the Environment Archaeological Reports No. 9 (H.M.S.O. 1976)
A. Kaufmann-Heinimann, Römische Bronzestatuetten aus Augst und Kaiseraugst (Augst 1983) p. 32-33 Nr. 8
Acquired 2020 in a British auction house. Prom the collection Adie, Warwickshire, UK. Acquired in 1965 - 1980. Ex Bonhams (New Bond Street, London) 2018 auction.
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