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Aphrodite and Eros
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Aphrodite and Eros

Ca. 35. White Carrara marble. Room 073

Double hermae of gods, similar to the image of the two-headed Janus, were created from the first century B. C. onwards for Roman collectors. Here, Aphrodite and her son Eros, the goddess and god of love, respectively, were brought together employing the heads of two masterpieces produced by artists from the circle of Phidias (440-420 B. C.).

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Inventory number
E000026
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Aphrodite and Eros
Date
Ca. 35
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White Carrara marble
Dimension
Height: 40 cm.; Width: 25 cm.; Base/bottom: 34 cm.
Provenance
José Nicolás de Azara Collection; Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Ponz, Antonio, Viage de España: en que se da noticia de las cosas mas apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella, Atlas, Madrid, 1794; ed. facs. 1972.

Hubner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 100.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 40, n.26.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 75/ láms.47-48.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, por A. Blanco, Madrid, 1957.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 29.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 72.

Arte y poesía: el amor y la guerra en el renacimiento, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Madrid, 2002, pp. 424.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 37-43.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, 'Winckelmann, Mengs y las colecciones escultóricas de Azara.' En:, El legado de Johann Joachim Winckelmann en España. Actas congreso internacional 20-21 Oct.2011, 2014, pp. 121-136 [130].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 455.
455. Dos cabezas de muger unidas por la parte posterior de marmol de Carrara sobre un plinto de jaspe de Italia. / Alto l pie, 5 pulg. / Id. la base 3 pulg.

Inscriptions +

455 [casi borrado]
Inscribed in red color. On the right side

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Location +

Room 073 (On Display)

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Update date: 04-03-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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