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Seated Cupid - Rijksmuseum 3D Model
Etienne-Maurice Falconet, 1757 marble (rock), h 185.0cm × w 47.5cm × d 68.5cm × d 63.5cm
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Already in the 18th century this famous sculpture was known by various nicknames, the best known of which was l’amour mena?ant, ‘menacing love’. The threat is most evident in the Cupid’s knowing gaze, while the gesture he makes invokes us to secrecy. The statue was made for Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s art-loving mistress. (From museum website)