Roman relief Cupid & Psyche
The Amor & Psyche relief symbolizes the union of apparent opposites through undying love.
An ancient declaration of love
The relief shows a loving and detailed depiction of the loving couple Cupid & Psyche.
- Reproduction of an original find
- High-quality workmanship
- Place of discovery: Dhronecken, Bernkastel-Wittlich district
- Alabaster plaster
- Size 19 x 10cm
The wall relief is a replica of an original clay relief of Cupid & Psyche found in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district and dated to the 3rd century AD.
The handmade product is made from finely ground alabaster plaster. As a natural material, alabaster plaster is very fine and dries out hard. Alabaster is often used in the professional conservation of monuments and art.
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Cupid & Psyche a mythical love affair
At the time, Cupid & Psyche were the main characters in the ancient fairy tales of the "Metamorphoses", written by the writer Apileius from Madaura in the 2nd century A.D. The lovers Cupid & Psyche were also a popular motif in the visual arts of antiquity, even during the Hellenistic period, long before the time of Apileius.
In modern times, we also find the god Cupid and the king's daughter Psyche as recurring figures in fiction and music.
The ancient terracotta relief shows Cupid's yearning plea for the fulfillment of love.
Aspects of the mythical and intimate love relationship between the divine Cupid and the mortal Psyche are depicted. The relief shows the king's daughter Psyche clothed and the god Cupid naked. Psyche is holding a wreath in her right arm. Mythologically united by a shared pair of wings, Cupid's passionate love finally accepts the mortal Psyche into the circle of the immortals.
The god Cupid and the king's daughter Psyche
The relief symbolizes the rapture of love, a symbol for lovers of Roman minor art.
Let yourself be captivated by the charm of the divine declaration of love and enjoy the mystical aura of the emotional decorative element Cupid & Psyche.
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