Augustus of Prima Porta - MIT
Augustus of Prima Porta. Augustus of Prima Porta. Cupid and the Dolphin. On Augustus' lower right side is a statue of Cupid riding a dolphin. Cupid, or Eros, is Venus's son. This emphasizes Augustus' claims of divine lineage of the Julian family to Aeneas, the founder of Italy , and Venus. Scholars postulate that the facial construction of Cupid resembles Augustus' grandson, Gaius, born in 20 B.C.
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