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Pearlware Figure of Aphrodite & Eros, 'Venus and Cupid' Figure

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Attributed to Neale & Co, circa 1790. The large pearlware early English pearlware figure of Venus or Aphrodite rests her left hand on a dolphin and her right hand holding the open part of her gown to cover Cupid, who rests next to his bow and quiver of arrows. They stand on a raised, grassy mound above a tall square base decorated with urns and hanging swags. Dimensions: 10 ¾ inches high x 2 5/16 inches x 2 5/16 inches. Aphrodite was the olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman often accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was usually depicted nude.       

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 10.75 in. x W 2.32 in. x D 2.32 in.H 27.31 cm x W 5.9 cm x D 5.9 cm
  • Seller Location
    Maryknoll, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    NY8404
  • Reference Number
    LU86105935413
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