Vulcan (Hephaestus), at the request of Venus (Aphrodite) makes armour for Aeneas; representing the element fire. Engraving by L. Desplaces, 1717, after Louis de Boullogne the younger.
- Boulogne, Louis, 1654-1733.
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Left, Venus, seated on a cloud with Cupid, having descended from her chariot. Right, Vulcan, seated at a metal-vice, hammers out a shield. Right background, the Cyclopes, with an eye in their foreheads, draw molten metal from a furnace and prepare to hammer it on an anvil
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