Roman relief Cupid & Psyche
The Cupid & Psyche relief symbolizes the union of apparent opposites through undying love.
An ancient declaration of love
The relief shows a loving and detailed representation of the loving couple Cupid & Psyche.
- Reproduction of an original find
- High quality workmanship
- Place of discovery: Dhronecken, district Bernkastel-Wittlich
- patinated alabaster plaster
- size 19 x 10cm
The wall relief is in replica to an original clay relief of Cupid & Psyche found in the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich, dating to the 3rd century AD.
The handmade product is made of finely ground alabaster plaster. As a natural material, alabaster gypsum is very fine and hard drying. Frequently, alabaster is used in professional monument and art conservation.
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Cupid & Psyche a mythical love affair
At that 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. Also in the visual arts of antiquity already during the epoch of Hellenism, long before the time of Apileius, the lovers Cupid & Psyche were a popular motif.
Likewise in modern times, we find the god Cupid and the king's daughter Psyche as recurring figures in fiction and music.
The ancient relief made of terracotta shows the ardent request for love fulfillment of Cupid.
Depicted are aspects of the mythical and intimate love relationship between the divine Cupid and the mortal Psyche. The relief shows the king's daughter Psyche clothed and the god Cupid, however, naked. Psyche holds a wreath in her right arm. Mythologically united by a common pair of wings, Cupid's passionate love finally admits mortal Psyche into the circle of immortals.
The god Cupid and the king's daughter Psyche
The relief symbolizes the rapture of love, a symbol for lovers of Roman small art.
Let yourself be captured by the charm of the divine declaration of love and enjoy the mystical aura of the emotive decorative element Cupid & Psyche.
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