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Grand Tour Italian Alabaster Eros And Anteros 19th Century


£2,250 | $2,996 USD | €2,549 EUR
Item Number: SA642726
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Rams Head Antiques
This antique has been viewed 11 times in the past month with the most views from Belgium.


This is a wonderful 19th Century Grand Tour piece, an Italian alabaster sculpture of Eros and Anteros, the sons of Aphrodite and Ares, fighting over a heart.
According to Greek mythology, Anteros was conceived as a companion to Eros, whose growth was stunted due to loneliness; just as love must be returned if it is to blossom, so it is that the two brothers needed one another to grow and develop. However, their relationship also represented the contrast between friendship and rivalry, devotion and conflict, and they were often depicted wrestling with one another in competition. Carved in the round, this statue is after the original composition by Francois-Joseph LeClercq (1755-1826).
The sculpture is in excellent condition overall and has a some minor loss to the fingers of one hand and to the base.
This is a piece of some scale measuring 45 cms high, 30 cms wide and 24 cms deep.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 45 cm (17.7")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 24 cm (9.4")

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