Cupid and Psyche

Culture: Greek/Tarentum
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 18.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2211
Provenance: Collection A.D., Spain, acquired 1990.
Condition: Fragment with sinter, but unrestored and without glued areas.
Description: Fragment of a terracotta group depicting Cupid and Psyche. The divine Cupid lovingly facing his beloved. His hair is pulled back in thick curly streaks. The mortal Psyche with her bare upper body leans the left side of her face gently on Cupid and virtually listens to his words. She is wearing a dress wrapped around her hips, cascading in broad pleats over her lap. The upper body leaning on the young god, the legs turning outwards. A wonderful terracotta fragment full of tenderness. Possibly from Taranto. Mounted. Comes with a TL-test.