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Cheval glass (psyché) ca. 1810–14 Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter French The psyché was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identical gilt-bronze frieze was on a psyché made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1810. The two winged fantastic creatures on the crest hold a wreath, which probably originally contained a decorative motif or monogram.. Cheval glass (psyché) 195220

Cheval glass (psyché) ca. 1810–14 Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter French The psyché was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identical gilt-bronze frieze was on a psyché made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1810. The two winged fantastic creatures on the crest hold a wreath, which probably originally contained a decorative motif or monogram.. Cheval glass (psyché)  195220 Stock Photo
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2461 x 3722 px | 20.8 x 31.5 cm | 8.2 x 12.4 inches | 300dpi

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22 January 2022

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