The elevation of Psyche to Olympus by Mercury

Belonging to an established family of artists, unlike his father Karl Josepf devoted to painting, Reinhold Begas turned his attention to sculpture. He soon became a professor at the Weimar school of art, and he acquired an evident academic imprint. In this sculptural group of 1874-1878, preserved in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the sculptor depicts the elevation of Psyche to Olympus by Mercury.

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