Pictures of Cupid, God of Love

In many of the pictures of Cupid, the god of love appears with his Roman name. He is usually represented as curly, winged boy, with a golden bow and arrows.

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Cupidon
Adolphe Bouguereau


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Cupidon
Adolphe Bouguereau


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Cupid, C.1786
Jean-Baptiste Greuze


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Cupid
Naylor Faulkner


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Cupid


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Cupid
Matheus Terwesten


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Cupid: Lying on the Clouds
Rosalba Carriera


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A French White Marble Fig...


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Seated Cupid
Etienne-Maurice Falconet


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The Cupid (Detail)
Etienne-Maurice Falconet


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Eros Playing with a Swan
Unknown


I think everyone recognizes the little rascal here, even if he is masked.

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Cupid at the Masquerade Ball
Franz von Stuck


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Angels & Cupids III
Raphael


When he was not chasing young girls to inspire them love, Cupid would be very busy maintaining or building his tools, the bow and arrows.

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Cupid Carving a Bow, 1533...
Parmigianino


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Cupid Sharpening His Arrows


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Detail Showing Cupid's Head from Cupi...


I find this statue quite funny, because of the idea: the tiny Cupid takes Hercules' mace and transforms it into a bow (which probably means that after some heroical deeds the time has come for love).

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Cupid Making a Bow from t...
Edme Bouchardon


After all these efforts, the poor little thing fell asleep (but to me he seems ready, even in his sleep, to jump on his feet and shoot his arrows).

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Cupid Asleep


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Sleeping Cupid, 1608
Michelangelo Caravaggio


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