The beautiful sculpture of Cupid and Psyche, in the Capitoline Museums, has been dated to the first or second century CE.
The sculpture was given to the Musei Capitolini by Pope Benedict XIV (r. 1740-58) in 1749, shortly after its discovery on the Aventine Hill.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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