Relief with the figure of Eros

Inv. Scu 1716

The Pentelic marble figure has been identified as Eros due to a fragment of a small wing on his left shoulder. The young god is represented naked wearing only a cloak that, resting on his left shoulder, falls softly down to his feet.

The work was and is missing the head, the right shoulder, the left forearm and part of the left leg. His right hand was on his hip, while the left one, now missing, probably held an attribute, the juncture of which is visible on the cloak. The right leg, standing, held the weight of the left one, which was slightly moved forward in front of the right calf.

The work dates to the Hadrianic period and it was found in the Lamian Gardens, on the Esquiline Hill.