Figure of Sleeping Cupid card

Figure of Sleeping Cupid

59.148.74

Currently not on display

Figure of sleeping Cupid from a funerary monument. There is a lizard at his feet, which symbolises death as it was believed to live underground. The inverted torch is also a symbol of death. This statue was formerly in the collection of the Villa Mattei. It was probably originally used as part of a grave monument.