Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Posted: April 23, 2015 in Roman Gods, Sculptures, Statuary, Turtles

With His Hands and Feet Bound, a Captured Cupid Is Forced to Ride on the Back of a Tortoise in the Gallery of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

  1. wgr56 says:

    Must be a story behind this one!

  2. Yes, that is exactly what I thought, that there must an ancient Roman myth about Cupid and the Tortoise. but when I did an internet search, all I can find is either this marble statue entitled ” Cupid Bound” by Richard Greenough or a bronze fountain by Janet Scudder…. if anyone knows the myth, please let me know!

  3. Amy Paul says:

    This Richard Greenough sculpture is part of the permanent collection at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA. I visited yesterday and a museum volunteer told me that the image represents how slowly time passes when there is no love.

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