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Plaquette

Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    A.10-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaquette representing Mars and Venus with Cupid was probably made in the 17th century Germany. It was acquired by Dr. Hildburgh in Venice, 1919.

Physical description

Plaquette representing Mars and Venus with Cupid. Venus is seated and turns to the right towards Mars, who is embracing her. Both are naked, on the right lies a greave, on the left a sword. Cupid stands beyond Venus. In the background on the right, trees, on the left a country landscape and the rising sun.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm, Width: 11.3 cm

Descriptive line

Plaquette venus and mars with cupid; bronze German 17th cent

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Planiscig, L. Die Bronzeplastiken: statuetten, reliefs, geräte und plaketten. Wien, 1924. no. 461. note to no. 460.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Greave; Trees; Sword; Rising suns

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes; Myths & Legends

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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