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Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
: dansk
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The Ages of Love, 1824

Marble. 52 x 148 cm
Inventory number: A426

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In this relief we see a winged Psyche distributing small angelic figures known as cupids, symbolising love. Psyche gives them to women and men, young and old. There is the young woman kneeling in adoration of her cupid. There is the woman who embraces and kisses her cupid and the woman who has lost interest in hers. There is the man who is too tired to take an interest in his cupid, and there is the old man who stretches out for his without being able to reach it. The relief is based on an ancient model.