This plaque, engraved by Dutch artist Frederik Jeltsema, depicts a mythological scene with the goddess of love, Venus and her son Amor or Cupid. Cupid is depicted as a naked, chubby boy with wings and a bow with which he shoots arrows into the hearts of men and gods to make them fall in love. Venus sits on a couch in the depiction and holds an arrow in her hand.
|Title||Venus and Cupid|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||signature and year on the front side: 1905 FE Jeltsema|
|Object type||plaques (flat objects) AAT|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT|
gods ~ classical mythology
92C4 (story of) Venus (Aphrodite) Iconclass
92D1 (story of) Cupid, Amor (Eros) Iconclass
92D18(ARROW) attributes of Cupid: arrow(s) Iconclass
92D18(BOW) attributes of Cupid: bow Iconclass
92D18(QUIVER) attributes of Cupid: quiver Iconclass
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