Description The figure's chubby, child-like body and the arrangement of the hair suggest that the subject is a wingless Eros (the child-god of love). The pose indicates that he originally rode astride a plunging dolphin, a favorite subject in the 1st century. This object was probably an ornament for a lamp or table.
- The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1988-1989.
Provenance Durighello Collection, Paris, by 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Sidon]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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