Terra-cotta figural group titled L’Enfants au Coeur (“Children of the Heart”)

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Creator

attributed to New York City maker Ambroise Tellier, American

Description

comprising two curly-haired winged cherubs representing Cupid and Psyche, with Cupid trying to prevent Psyche from stomping on the flaming heart that lies at their feet (alongside a rose and Cupid’s quiver full of arrows), the act of stomping symbolic of Psyche’s betrayal of Cupid’s trust.

Illustration: Gossin Frères, statuaires, ornemanistes, fabrique de terre cuite: ... sujets pour la décoration des bâtiments, parcs et jardins, objets religieuxpour les églises, 1860, p. 6.

Date

ca. 1860

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Citation

attributed to New York City maker Ambroise Tellier, American, “Terra-cotta figural group titled L’Enfants au Coeur (“Children of the Heart”),” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 13, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2634.