Old Master, European, possibly Italian, oil on canvas mythological scene depicting the introduction of Aphrodite to the Olympian gods and goddesess and their attendants. Aphrodite, in the center, is having a wreath placed on her head by the Horae (Hours, Seasons), with Hera to her left and with Zeus at the right, with her future husband Hephaestus and her lover Ares, flanking the scene. Signature not found. Old red wax seal verso. Housed in an older gilt paneled frame. Sight – 28″ H x 13 1/2″ W. Framed – 22 1/2″ H x 37″ W. 18th century or earlier. Provenance: Private Tullahoma, TN collection. CONDITION: Heavy varnish on canvas surface and some areas of possible attempts at cleaning.
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