(b. ca. 1499, Roma, d. 1546, Mantova)

View of the Sala di Psiche (south wall)

Sala di Psiche, Palazzo del Tè, Mantua

The large fresco on the south wall represents the Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche. The table is decorated; the silver dishes are in place; several gods have already arrived; and others are seen in the distance. The focus of the celebration is on the wedding couple, Cupid and Psyche, who are being served on a sumptuous couch.

The three lunettes above it depict Psyche Pleas to Ceres for Help, Venus with Juno and Ceres, Venus Admonishes Cupid.

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