Rectangular basalt plaque of Venus at the forge of Vulcan. The plaque depicts Venus and Cupid visiting the forge to ask Vulcan to make arms for her son Aeneas. The relief shows Venus and Cupid waiting by a chariot as Vulcan and three other men hammer and forge a shield. With a chessplate in the foreground and a fire to the far right with arches and towers as a background.

Venus at the forge of Vulcan

Wedgwood

About 1800