Statue of Amor & Psyche

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 October 2019
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Statue of Amor & Psyche

A marble statue of Amor and Psyche, the lovers from the late 2nd Century CE novel "The Golden Ass" by Lucius Apuleius (125 - 170 CE). The two are depicted as winged children embracing each other. The sculptural group was styled after a Hellenistic model either from the late 1st century BCE or from an early Roman imperial age. Marble. Roman copy, around 150 CE. From Collection Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, acquired in 1828-1830 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 30). Statue of Amor & Psyche. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11404/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of Amor & Psyche." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 30, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11404/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of Amor & Psyche." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Oct 2019. Web. 31 Mar 2020.

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