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  • A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BRONZE OF CENTAUR WITH EROS - REF No. 1059
  • A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BRONZE OF CENTAUR WITH EROS - REF No. 1059
  • A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BRONZE OF CENTAUR WITH EROS - REF No. 1059

A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BRONZE OF CENTAUR WITH EROS - REF No. 1059

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H: 33 in / 84 cm ; W: 18 3/4 in 47.6 cm ; D:  10 1/4 in / 26 cm

A fine large and opposing 19th century bronze of Centaur with Eros on its back on marble base.

Circa 1830

Italian

Footnote:

Tradition has it that a centaur be a monstrous half-man half-horse mythical creature. In this Roman statue the old centaur is being ridden by Eros (Cupid), the Greek god of Love represented in the form of a young wing child. The sculpture is a copy of a Greek original attributed to school sculpture of Aphrodisias (Turkey) can be dating in the 2nd century BC. The Borghese Collection inv MR 122 ( or Ma 562 ), Louvre Museum Paris.

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