This sculpture is called Pan Comforting Psyche was created by Reinhold Begas in 1858. Psyche was a mortal woman who was said to be the most beautiful. Venus became jealous of her beauty, and sent Cupid down to make her fall in love with the meanest ugliest man; however, once he saw her cupid fell in love with her and took her to be his lover. Cupid's one rule was that she could not look at his face, but curiousity got the best of her and she did. Cupid then left her in the middle of the woods. Pan, the god of woods, saw her and began comforting her. What I like most about this sculpture is that by looking at Psyche you can tell that she is heartbroken by her downturned head. It also appears as though she is wiping tears away from her eyes. Pan appears as an older wiser figure and his body encircles her so that Psyche is still the center of the sculpture. Another detail which I liked was the addition of the wooden flutes by Pan's right arm because he is known throughout other myths to be joys and play the flute. Also along with pan encircling her, her robe around her waist encircles her and draws the attention to her.