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Ancient Roman Ceramic Statue depicting Love scene of Cupid / God Eros, 350 AD VF

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Seller: masonsgallery (1,025) 99.9%, Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152331938427 For sale is VERY NICE Ancient Roman Ceramic Statue Clay Figurine depicting Love scene of 2 Cupids / God Eros circa 350 AD. In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars, and is known in Latin also as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is in Classical Greek art as a slender winged youth, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid's arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. He is a main character only in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, when wounded by his own weapons he experiences the ordeal of love. Although other extended stories are not told about him, his tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid. In art, Cupid often appears in multiples as the Amores, or amorini in the later terminology of art history, the equivalent of the Greek erotes. Cupids are a frequent motif of both Roman art and later Western art of the classical tradition. In the 15th century, the iconography of Cupid starts to become indistinguishable from the putto. Cupid continued to be a popular figure in the Middle Ages, when under Christian influence he often had a dual nature as Heavenly and Earthly love. In the Renaissance, a renewed interest in classical philosophy endowed him with complex allegorical meanings. In contemporary popular culture, Cupid is shown drawing his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. VERY RARE. Just as seen on the photos. MUSEUM QUALITY. ---100% Authentic--- Condition: Very good. MUSEUM QUALITY. UNCLEANED. Just as seen on the photos.Material: Ancient Clay / Ceramics. Uncleaned. Just as excavated. Size: About 110 mm. Just as seen on the photos. Weight: 140.9 g The winner will receive the items from the photo.Buyers with feedback less than 10 please contact me before you bid or buy. We offer combined postage. When you are ready shopping, just request total from the purchase history menu and I will issue an Invoice with shipping discount. Fast and professional shipping via Royal Mail. Thank you for your attention.--- Condition: MUSEUM QUALITY. Just as seen on the photos., Type: Statues, Material: Ceramic

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