Oversized Antique Carved Alabaster Bust of Classical Cupid & Psyche For Sale
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Oversized Antique Carved Alabaster Bust of Classical Cupid & Psyche

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Oversized antique carved alabaster bust depicts Psyche and Amor, also known as Psyche Receiving Cupid's First Kiss (1798), by François Gérard, or Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time (also called An Allegory of Venus and Cupid and A Triumph of Venus), an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino now in the National Gallery, London, 19th century Measures: 29" H x 20" W x 13" D, 9" diameter base Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd Century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus).[2] It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (/'sa?ki?/, Greek: ???? [p?sy?.k????], "Soul" or "Breath of Life") and Cupid (Latin Cupido, "Desire") or Amor ("Love", Greek Eros ’'????), and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage. Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story's Neoplatonic elements and allusions to mystery religions accommodate multiple interpretations,[3] and it has been analyzed as an allegory and in light of folktale, Märchen or fairy tale, and myth.[4] Since the rediscovery of Apuleius's novel in the Renaissance, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper.[5] Psyche's Roman name through direct translation is Anima.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 20 in. x D 13 in.H 73.66 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 33.02 cm
  • Seller Location
    Big Flats, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    63668
  • Reference Number
    LU239639312731
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