Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plate with Venus combing Cupid's hair

Artist:
After an engraving by Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, Bologna 1573–1637/38 Venice)
Date:
mid-17th century
Culture:
French, Nevers
Medium:
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1812
Not on view
The scene of Venus combing Cupid's hair is after an engraving by Odoardo Fialetti (1573–1638) from the series "Scherzi d'Amore" (Sport of Love) published in Venice in 1617.
Marking: Unmarked
Gaston Le Breton (before 1910) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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