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Ancient Roman Bronze Figure of Cupid / Eros - 100 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,497) 99.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201715611155 An ancient Roman bronze figure of Cupid, god of love, dating to 100 – 300 AD. To the Romans, Cupid was the youngest of all the gods, in a permanent state of childhood, he was careless and impulsive. This wonderful bronze betrays all the impish charm with which the god was associated, the face has just the hint of a mischievous smile as he looks down to his flaming torch, walking leisurely towards us. Above all of course, Cupid was the god of love and desire, and in the flaming torch he carries in his right hand we see a metaphor for the emotion that love inspires, enflaming the heart. That is the power of objects such as this, not just the artistry they display, but the stories and poetry they inspire. Height: 4 inches. Height mounted: 6 inches. Condition: Very good, with small chip to nose and left hand and back left leg. Unrestored and with a beautiful bespoke ebony and bronze stand. Provenance: Found during the excavation of volcanic pumice stone in a quarry at Nickenich in the Rhine Valley, Germany, during the 1950’s. Purchased in 1960 by a German private collector and thence by descent. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Bronze, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Culture: Roman, Deity: Eros / Cupid

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