Friday, August 21, 2009

Statuette of the God Cupid

A bronze statuette of Cupid, the Roman god of love, called Eros by the Greeks, depicts the god as a child of seven years old with two wings. This statuette has lost a wing and part of one foot.

He is sometimes shown carrying a quiver of sharp arrows. Sometimes he is blind, as love is blind, and does not see the faults of the beloved person. Ancient poets wrote a lot about love in their poems. The worship of Cupid was often related to the worship of his mother Venus (Aphrodite).

Dimensions:  Height 9.2 cm