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SILVER CUPID PENDANT/ CHARM

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £42.00
SILVER CUPID PENDANT/ CHARM

This beautiful charm will be a wonderful addition to any charm bracelet. Very high quality and well polished sterling silver Cupid, with his bow at full stretch. You can of course be creative and wear this as a pendant on your necklace chain, add to a key ring, ankle chain or even your mobile phone. 2.7cm high x 1.8cm wide.

In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love"). Although his Greek counterpart, Eros, is generally portrayed as a slender winged youth in Classical Greek art, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy.  In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. His tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid. Cupids are a frequent motif of both Roman art and later Western art of the classical tradition. Cupid continued to be a popular figure in the Middle Ages, when under Christian influence he often had a dual nature as Heavenly and Earthly love. In contemporary popular culture, Cupid is shown drawing his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day.

 

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