Statue of Eros stringing his bow

Statua di Eros che incorda l'arco
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
From an original of Lisippo
Material and technique: 
Marble
Size: 
alt. 1.23 m
Origin: 
Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala del Fauno (1817 - 1818) Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala del Galata (1753 - 1817)
Inventory: 
inv. MC0410

Statua di Eros che tende l'arco

The hall

Palazzo Nuovo - Galleria

The two sides of the Gallery are lined with a row of sculptures of various types from different periods arranged according to strictly ornamental criteria. 
Many statues are Roman copies of original Greek masterpieces, now lost. Modern restoration has, in some cases, greatly altered the original iconography. 
Hundreds of small inscriptions, mainly from the Empress Livia's colombarium of slaves and freedmen on the Via Appia, have been inserted in the walls. 

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