GRAND TOUR STATUARY MARBLE BUST OF EROS DI CENTOCELLE and GANYMEDE
White Marble Height 48 cm Width 47 cm Depth 32 cm
White Marble Height 49 cm Width 43 cm Depth 37 cm
after a Greek sculpture of the 4th century B.C., gazing down and to his right, the chest emerging, the deeply and freely drilled hair tied in a knot above the forehead and falling in long wavy curls on to the shoulders.
Portrait of Ganymede. The antique head comes from a group representing the abduction of Ganymede by Zeus, a statuary type known by several copies of the entire group and by separate heads, like this one. Naked bust and pedestal are modern additions. Ganymede's pose reproduces (and reverses) that of the statue of Paris by Greek 4th century BC sculptor Euphranor (cf. Louvre Ma 4708). Roman artwork of the Imperial Era (2nd century CE), found in 1784 near the tomb of Caecilia Metella (south of Rome).
after an original by Euphranor dating from circa 340 BCItaly