Eros, the God of Love

Eros, the God of Love

1-100

Marble

Overall: 22.6 x 15.3 x 17.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 x 7 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John Huntington 1920.167

Description

This is a Roman copy of the statue of Eros by Lysippus, the last of the great sculptors of Greece. He worked in the second half of the fourth century and was court sculptor to Alexander the Great. In the complete statute the god stood naked, his head turned to the right, his hand clasping a bow.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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