Ars longa, vita brevis, iudicium difficile.
Small bronze of Eros riding on a dolphin from the second century AD, found in Ephesus and located in the Ephesus Archeological Museum in Selçuk. Photograph by Klaus-Peter Simon.
6 years ago
Ephesus/Eros riding on a dolphin
Jean Cousin the Elder gives Europa an envoy of putti or Cupids riding on dolphins. These were common in antiquity, but not much used later on, and I don’t know any other Europa accompanied by them.
1550s/Eros riding on a dolphin/Jean Cousin the Elder/The Rape of Europa