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Statuette of Venus and Cupid
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Statuette of Venus and Cupid

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Venus, attended by Cupid, stands among clouds. An inscription on the reverse of this statuette, "Sculpté à . . . Par Belleteste," suggests that it was produced by a member of the Belleteste family, who were active in ivory carving in Dieppe and briefly at Versailles from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries.
Date Description Narrative
10/23/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Sculpté à . . . Par Belleteste
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 18th-early 19th century
ivory, ebony wood
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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