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Monumentum

Eros and Psyche

The Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere includes a marble relief depicting a child Eros guiding Psyche through the dark.
 
 
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18 Jul 2009
 
  • Relieve procedente del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere, con Psyche y Eros.

    Relieve procedente del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere, con Psyche y Eros.
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  • Andreu Abuín

    Andreu Abuín
    Eros leading Psyche 

 

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White marble relief inserted above a water basin in the podium's Mithraeum. The relief which was carefully framed with a red border, represents a nude winged child Eros with a flaming torch in his outstretched left hand. With his right hand he takes Psyche under one arm to lead her away. She is wearing a long diaphanous dress the hem of which she is holding in her right hand. She has on her shoulders delicate wings like those of a butterfly.

It is remarkable that a marble group of Eros and Phyche has been found in the Iseum at Savaria also.
 

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