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Venus and Cupid, ca. 1908

  • bronze
  • Inv. 1911-BX

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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.


Frederik Jeltsema RKD
Uithuizen 1879 - The Hague 1971

Title Venus and Cupid
Date ca. 1908
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year on the front side: 1905 FE Jeltsema
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1911-BX
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
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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