At the Louvre, I found that I loved the sculptures. This is Mercury and Psyche. It is exquisite workmanship and lovely.
|Adriaen de Vries|
The story goes something like this. Cupid fell in love with a mortal that was gorgeous. Of course there was jealousy from Venus and lots of other stuff happened. In the end this woman Psyche, passed through several trials and was taken to Mount Olympus by Mercury, so Cupid and Psyche could be married. This is a representation of that ascension into heaven.