National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Vulcan Capturing Mars and Venus Guglielmo della Porta (artist)
Lombard, 1500/1510 - 1577
Vulcan Capturing Mars and Venus, c. 1553/1555
bronze relief
overall (octagonal): 14 x 14 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund
Not on View
From the Tour: Italian Cabinet Galleries
Object 4 of 6

Plaquettes were meant to be enjoyed for intellectual and tactile pleasures. It is easy to imagine owners and their guests passing them to each other and discussing the interpretation of the scenes depicted. Often, as in this example, the subjects were from classical mythology.

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