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The story of Cupid and Psyche: Psyche arrives at a temple of Juno, but from deference to Venus, Juno refuses to help her to find Cupid. Engraving by the Master of the Die, 15--, after M. Coxie, 153-.

  • Coxcie, Michel, 1499-1592.
[between 1500 and 1599]
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About this work


On the left, robes hanging from the branches of trees represent votive offerings from those who had received favours from Juno (so Apuleius)


[Rome] : Ant. Sal. exc, [between 1500 and 1599]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 20.3 x 23.5 cm


Dunque arrivata al tempio di Giunone ... Quindi la fa partir senza dimora.


['Raphael invenit' state c].

Creator/production credits

One in a series of prints after drawings attributed when first published to Raphael, but attributed by Vasari to Michiel Coxie. The engraving is attributed to the Master of the Die on the evidence of his monogram on the earliest state of two of the plates (nos. 6 and 9)

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Vienna 1813, vol. XV, no. 58.20, pp. 219-220
G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, p. 254, no. 20c and p. 822

Lettering note

Bears numbers: 20 (shaded) and 19 (in clear)


Wellcome Library no. 2944965i



  • Italian

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