A MAGNIFICENT 19TH CENTURY BRONZE OF CENTAUR WITH EROS - REF No. 1059
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. This magnificent bronze is set on a large piece of marble.
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.