Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum
Bust of Eros as Herakles
Currently not on display
Bust of Eros, wearing a lion skin in the style of Herakles. Copy from an Hellenistic original of the first century BC.There is crack on its neck and parts of the lion hood at the left of the head have been lost. Part of the back round base is also missing. The head is of a young boy with long locks of hair. The nose is a restoration, only the head and the lion skin are the ancient pieces. The face is chubby of a toddler with his teeth visible throught the slightly parted teeth. The hair has light and shadow effects with the use of drlling for the curls.