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18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros
18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros - Sculpture Style Louis XIV 18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros - 18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros - Louis XIV Antiquités - 18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros
Ref : 85088
9 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italie
Medium :
Plaster
Dimensions :
l. 17.72 inch X H. 28.35 inch
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18th fine italian pair of plaster busts, Eros and Anteros

Eros and Anteros, pair of plaster busts, Italy 18th century

Rare pair of large plaster busts representing two "putti" with chubby faces and curly hair.
They are dressed in a simple drape that covers half of their torsos.
With his angelic face and the shoulder strap of his quiver over his chest, we can recognize Eros (cupid), while his brother, Anteros *, sketches a mischievous, almost mocking look.

Very good state of conservation.

Ogee base in green lacquered wood. (old but probably later reported)

18th century Italian work.

Dimensions:

Height with base: 70 and 72 cm; Height without base: 57 cm

Width: 45 cm

* Anteros means reciprocal love. Venus, seeing that Eros (Love) was not growing, asked Themis for the reason, who replied that it was because he had no companion who could love him. So she gave him Anteros, with whom Love befriended, and then he began to grow. But as soon as Anteros moved away from him, Love became a child again; allegory whose meaning is that affection, in order to acquire its full development, needs reciprocity.
The theme of Eros and Anteros was very fashionable in Italy, especially in Rome, where it served as a parallel to illustrate the fratricidal war of the twins Romulus and Remus.
A very beautiful marble, ALESSANDRO ALGARDI, kept in the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein, perfectly describes the struggle between the two brothers.

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

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Marble Sculpture Louis XIV