A white marble figure of Cupid holding a dove, 17th/18th Century.

The figure stands against a pillar, inscribed on the reverse of which is: ‘4.9/.1.8.’, the lower leg and pillar possibly ancient, 86.3cm high.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the dining room, 4 George room…..Statue in Marble. Boy hold’ng a Bird in his Hands found in Adrians Villa 1630 upon Marble Pedestal.’


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