Roman terracotta replica of Amor and Psyche
The God Amor/Cupid and the Princess Psyche: What a lovely and detailed representation of this couple! A beautiful decorative element for Roman art lovers!
The original ceramic relief of Amor and Psyche was found in the District of Bernkastel-Wittlich, Germany and dates to the 3rd c. AD. Psyche holds a wreath in her right arm, while he is shown naked. It is an expression of the search for a fullfillment of love.
Amor and Psyche are the main characters of an ancient tale, the so-called "Golden Ass", preserved in the "Metamorphoses" (transformations) of the writer Apuleius of Madaura. Amor/Cupid and Psyche are also a very popular subject of fine art of ancient and modern times and well known from fiction and music.
Represented are aspects of the mythical relationship between the God Amor, also called Cupid, and the mortal Princess Psyche. Eventually she becomes accepted amongst the immortals.
- Provenance of the original: Dhronecken, Bernkastel-Wittlich
- Size of the relief: 19x10cm
- hand-cast ceramic, with patina
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