The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain , also mistakenly known as "Eros" , is a fountain surmounted by a winged statue of Anteros , located at the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus in London, England. Moved after World War II from its original position in the centre, it was erected in — to commemorate the philanthropic works of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , who was a famous Victorian politician and philanthropist , and his achievement in replacing child-labour with school education. The fountain overlooks the south-west end of Shaftesbury Avenue , also named for the Earl. Alfred Gilbert 's use of a nude figure on a public monument was controversial at the time of its construction, but it was generally well received by the public. The Magazine of Art described it as "
Bronze statue of Eros sleeping | Greek | Hellenistic period | The Met
Eros, the Greek god of love, was capable of overpowering the minds of all gods and mortals. According to an early myth, Gaia goddess of the Earth and Eros were the source of all creation. Literary references of the sixth and fifth centuries B. In Classical art he is usually represented as a beautiful winged youth. During the Hellenistic period —31 B.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has on display as the centre piece of a unique and very special exhibition, an ancient bronze sculpture entitled Sleeping Eros. It is considered by curators as one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world and, very definitely in a class of its own. Bronze statue of Eros sleeping Greek, Hellenistic period, 3rd-2nd century B. Said to be from Rhodes L. While the Sleeping Eros has undergone repairs and lost some of his original parts his arrow and quiver are gone he is in fact very finely made and beautifully conceived.