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This fine torso is a Roman copy of a Greek bronze original attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles. In Greek mythology Eros was the primordial god of sexual love and beauty. Inscribed "1378 TORSE ANTIQVE D'AMOVR. L'AMOVR GREC MUSE VATIC". The original marble is in the Vatican Museum. These statues are made using cast limestone with a surface texture similar to that of portland stone. In a number of important ways it is markedly superior, one of its greatest advantages being price, which, piece for piece, is normally significantly less than that of quarried stone. As well as for use in gardens, lawn, terraces, courtyards, borders and woodland, this statue can also be used in interior design schemes, in a hall, library, stairway or reception room.
Height 97cm. Width 44cm. Weight 103kg