Psyche of Capua
This 19th century marble reproduction is based on a badly damaged sculpture found in the mid 1700s in the Roman amphitheater of Capua. That sculpture found in Capua is a 1st- century Roman copy of an earlier work in the style of Greek sculptor Scopas. The figure was originally thought to represent Psyche, goddess of the soul, but more likely represents Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. The Capua sculpture is now housed in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.
Gift of Dr. Francis F. Hart and Mrs. George A. Robbins
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Late 19th century (?)