Inv. n°: MMoCA177

Roman Marble Relief of Erotes Frolicking with Fauns

Marble fragment in two registers; in the upper left part, one of them grabs a faun by his forelock while to the right, another faun flees from another winged god. Below, a second Erotes grabs the foot of a faun.

h. 50.8 x w. 43 cm

mid 2nd century AD



  • Ex private French collection formed in the 1920’s
  • Ex collection of Michael Bianco, Westlake Village, California
  • Ader Picard Tajan, Art Antique Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Salle no. 9, 24th April 1990, lot 88
  • Acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries from O. C, Paris, September 2003
  • Sold to M. B., Woodland Hills, CA, February 2004
  • Re-acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries, 2007
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2nd May 2008, BM0503


  • Ader Picard Tajan, Art Antique Sale Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Salle no. 9, 24th April 1990, lot 88 and front cover
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2004, vol. XV, p. 18, fig. 38
  • J. Pollini, "Roman Marble Sculpture" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 110, fig. 80
  • "C'est quoi cette oeuvre?'" in Ville de Mougins (ed.), Mougins Infos, France, Eté 2021, no.79, p. 29


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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