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Venus and Cupid
  • unknown maker from France
  • Venus and Cupid, 1800s
  • Where object was made: France
  • enamel
  • Object Height/Width: 12.2 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 2 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 31.5 x 27.4 cm
    Frame Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 10 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Condra Henry Miller
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0059

Painted enamel depicts a winged putto figure reaching for diaphanous clothing of a standing woman with a bird perched on her shoulder. The Neo- Renaissance style figures and minimal landscape are framed by a gold border. Plaque is mounted in maroon velvet matte and gold frame.