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Platter with the Wedding Banquet of Psyche

ca. 1550-1575
Jean Court known as Le Maître I.C.

The mythological subject of the wedding banquet of Cupid, god of love, and Psyche, at which all the gods of the Graeco-Roman pantheon gathered, is depicted here in grisaille on a refined enamel dish. The source of inspiration is a fresco painted by Raphael in the classical style at the Villa Farnesina in Rome at the beginning of the 16th century. Extremely fragile and expensive, enamelled grisaille painting on copper, a speciality of the workshops in Limoges since the Middle Ages, was reserved for objects of great prestige.

Artist: Jean Court known as Le Maître I.C.
Title: Platter with the Wedding Banquet of Psyche
Geography: Limoges, France
Date: ca. 1550-1575
Medium: enamel painted in grisaille on copper
Classification: container, vase, tableware
Dimensions: 39.3 x 53 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2009.004
Contact for images: [email protected]
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