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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Bolognese School, Early 17th Century
PSYCHE ENTERING THE UNDERWORLD
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
529

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Bolognese School, Early 17th Century
PSYCHE ENTERING THE UNDERWORLD
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York

Bolognese School, Early 17th Century
PSYCHE ENTERING THE UNDERWORLD

Catalogue Note

The subject of this painting is from the story "Cupid and Psyche" in Metamorphoses, written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis in the 2nd Century AD. The artist shows in this painting the moment Psyche enters the underworld to undertake the tasks assigned by Venus, who was jealous of her beauty. Psyche carries a cake of honeyed barley in her hands to distract Cerberus.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York