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The Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche
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The Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Eight gods are seated at table, the background is draped with a looped curtain; the banquet takes place in a hall rather than the summit of Mount Olympus. Buildings are seen through the window on the left. Cupid lifts the front of the tablecloth (compare with Walters 44.286), disclosing the wooden support of the table. An ewer and basin also occupy the foreground. On the reverse in a central medallion of twisted cable framework is the standing figure of Jupiter with an eagle at his feet. Around this is a frame surmounted by a putto mask, while below Jupiter is a tablet with the date: 1567. Scrollwork in gold fills out the area and the rim is decorated with interlacing ribbon in white.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/22/1964Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1867.
Provenance Charles Stein [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Frederic Spitzer [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Paris, April 17, 1893 and following days, lot 541; Seligmann Brothers, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
1567 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamels on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.210
Measurements
L: 20 1/16 x W: 15 3/16 in. (51 x 38.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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