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Aphrodite and Eros
White carrara marble. Ca. 35
Roman Sculptor
Aphrodite and Eros
White carrara marble. Ca. 35
Roman Sculptor

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.).

Sleeping Eros or Hypnos
White marble. 100 - 130
Roman Sculptor
Sleeping Eros or Hypnos
White marble. 100 - 130
Roman Sculptor

Based on Hellenistic models, this winged child, his hair in ringlets and lying on a goatskin, holds two poppy heads symbolising eternal sleep. The work, which possibly had a funerary function, seems to combine Eros, the Roman Cupid, and Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, in an image that continued in use in western art for centuries, specifically for depictions of the Infant Christ.

Wingless Cupid
Bronze. 25 A.C. - 15
Roman Sculptor
Wingless Cupid
Bronze. 25 A.C. - 15
Roman Sculptor

This Augustean-era classicist version of a late Hellenistic Eros (c. 100 B. C.) once carried a metal torch in each hand. It is an example of the so-called “dumb servants”. In this case, the Cupid probably served to illuminate the bedroom of an affluent Roman’s mansion.

Boat-shaped agate cup with Cupid on a dragon
Gold, Agate, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Glass, Enamel. XVI century
Delabarre, Pierre; Roman Sculptor
Boat-shaped agate cup with Cupid on a dragon
Gold, Agate, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Glass, Enamel. XVI century
Delabarre, Pierre; Roman Sculptor

Vessel made up of three pieces of agate and six enamelled gold mounts. The boat-shaped bowl is decorated externally with a carved band of interlaced ovals separated by five-pointed fleurons. Running around the lip is a smooth gold mount, enamelled on the interior, with overlaid adornments of green leaves and white berries with incrustations of rubies and emeralds. At the stern is a Cupid enamelled

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