CUPID

CUPID

Period

Stone

Size

Roman – 2nd – 3rd Century AD

Red Jasper

11mm

An oval intaglio depicting a winged leaning cupid, who is resting his downturned torch on an altar. Cupid, god of love and desire, is this son of Venus, goddess of love, and Mars, god of war. With his bow and arrow, Cupid has the power of creating uncontrollable attraction between two people.