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19th Century, French White Marble Sculpture, Psyche with Butterfly Wings



19th century, French white marble sculpture, Psyche with butterfly wings This valuable sculpture, made in white marble in France in the 19th century, represents Psyche with butterfly wings. Psyche, a maiden of extraordinary beauty, is a character in Greek mythology that is also recounted in the second century A.D. by the Latin writer Apuleius in his Metamorphosis. His events with Love are a metaphor of the eternal battle between rationality and instinct, between heart and brain. Here the maiden is depicted as a bather, naked with only a drapery resting on the rock on which she sits. It has butterfly wings and a small butterfly rests on its left shoulder. Psyché is the Greek name of butterfly, animal considered allegory of the soul. The symbolism of the butterfly is in fact illustrated in the myth of Psyche, depicted for example in the frescoes of Pompeii as a winged maiden, similar to a butterfly. The figure of winged psyche therefore coincides with the myth of the butterfly, thus becoming a symbol of the soul and its purity. This sculpture, realized in a noble material, represents therefore how much more precious the human being can possess. Auspicious and of great decorative impact, it is suitable in any environment. Perfect rooms of an intimate home, such as a bathroom or on a dresser of a bedroom, is equally suitable in a study, on a console in the entrance hall or on a table in the living room. It will perfectly adapt both alongside antique furniture and in modern contexts.


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