Roman marble statue of Hymenaios
c. 2nd – 3rd Century AD
The youthful god is depicted standing nude and asleep, leaning on a fluted column
covered with drapery and with folds below the round belly and behind the chubby
legs. His curly head is leaning left with his cheek resting over his right hand.
A wreath in his left hand and feather details on the wings. Hymenaios was an Erote,
the god of weddings. Ref Ashmolean Museum , Oxford for similarly-posed item.
Height: 84 cm Price: On application
Provenance: Ex South German private collection, acquired on the Vienna art market in
1979; ex Bonhams, London, 3 April 2014, lot 5