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A 17th-century Dutch tile with Cupid

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In the center of the tile stands a naked Cupid with shaved head and wings, which are clearly visible from our vantage point.

He appears to be standing on a snake and leaning against a tree.

But there is not an apple in sight, and Adam and Eve are noticeably absent.

We're at a loss for an interpretation of this odd scene, and our reference books have offered no help. Perhaps you can?

Dutch, ca. 1640

Dimensions: 5-1/4” X 5-1/4”; 1/2” thick

Price: $85

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Inventory #26252

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