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Cupid and Psyche
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Cupid and Psyche

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Description Devoured by the desire to discover the identity of her unseen lover, Psyche holds a lamp over Cupid as he sleeps. Cupid, awakened by a drop of oil from the lamp, flees from his mistress, whose faith had proved weaker than her curiosity.

Examined and analyzed for authenticity at request of curator. Prior restorations retouched to better match original enamel.

Examined for authenticity.

Date Description Narrative
TreatmentExamined, repaired
Provenance Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, New York. Acquired by Henri Daguerre, Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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mid 16th century (Renaissance)
painted enamel on copper
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H: 12 3/8 x W: 8 7/8 in. (31.5 x 22.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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