OIL PAINTING: Psyche Opening the Golden Box, c.1903
Waterhouse deals with mythology again.Here in " Psyche Opening the Golden Box "is depicted the moment when she opens the box.
Psyche thanked the nymphs and did as they bade, and when Aphrodite returned Psyche gave her the fleece she had requested. Aphrodite was more enraged than ever, and cursed her son again for his help. This time she turned on Psyche, thrust a small box at her, and told her to descend to Persephone, the cold Queen of the Underworld, and bring back some of her beauty in the box - for Aphrodite was growing tired in tending her son.