Roman Turquoise Glass Cameo of Cupid

An ancient Roman large high relief turquoise glass cameo bust of Cupid (Eros) bare chested with wings.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Height: 1 1/2 in. (4 cm).

The Roman god Cupid (Greek: Eros) was the youthful personification of Love, and was usually depicted alongside Venus (Aphrodite).

Formerly in an English private collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII, (2002), no. 128.
Inv#: 7822
Guaranteed Authentic

$7,500

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