The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche

Factory Josiah Wedgwood and Sons British
Period of Josiah Wedgwood British

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The eighteenth century's most admired and widely replicated ancient cameo, called the "Marlborough Cameo" after the collection it then belonged to, enacts an initiation rite involving two curiously veiled children, traditionally identified as Cupid and Psyche. This is Wedgwood's blue-andwhite takeoff on the original brown-hued sardonyx in Boston, which is signed by the Greek carver, "Tryphon."

The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (British, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1759–present), Jasperware, British, Etruria, Staffordshire

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