Eros Terracotta Figurine - Terracotta Replica of Freud's Figurine by Martha Todd
Exclusive to the Freud Museum, a unique replica of the Terracotta figurine from Sigmund Freud's collection.
Freud had many different representations of Eros in his collection, including this Hellenistic Eros from Myrina (terracotta, 150-100 BC). Whilst Freud describes Eros as a primal force, driving us to preserve life and create ever greater unities in its ‘eternal struggle’ with the death drive, this Eros represents a playful, more domesticated expression of desire.
Eros is made of press moulded terracotta from the original sculpture and is decorated with a white underglaze finish. It is mounted on a plaster base with a chrome metal fixing.
Each sculpture has its own character as they are all individually hand finished.
Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 11 cm
Weight: 159 g
Packed in a paper box with an info sheet
Martha Todd RCA MA is an artist working from her studio in North London. Her work is often conceptual and normally involves sculpting figurative forms, both human and animal. She makes work for exhibitions and on commission, and is currently researching for her PhD at the University for the Creative Arts.