Torso of the god Eros

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A marble sculpture representing the god Eros. Even though the head is missing, the torso can be identified as that of the god without the slightest doubt, given the typical physiognomy: he is standing naked and has the physique of a robust child.

The Greek god Eros (Cupid was his Roman counterpart) was the primordial god of love and desire, and was also related to fertility. In some myths, he was the son of Nyx and Erebus. He also figures as the child of Aphrodite and Ares, although according to Plato’s “Symposium”, he was conceived by Poros (abundance) and Penia (poverty) at the birthday celebrations of Aphrodite. This would explain the different aspects of love. He is represented as a child, totally naked, with hair curling down to his shoulders.

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