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Vase: M.66-1982

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Maker(s)

Sculptor: Isler, Luigi

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Description

Polished brown and white banded agate with a matt cameo frieze illustrating scenes from the life of Bacchus, including Jupiter and Mercury presiding at the birth while an attendant nymph leads up a goat for nourishment, and Bacchus as a young man making merry from his chariot drawn by leopards, while maidens dance and satyrs play the pipes and cymbals, all framed above by a wreath of leaves issuing from twin grapevines. On wooden plinth.

Notes

History note: Archibald Billing, Esq., M.D., A.M., F.R.S.; sold Christie's, 7 December, 1982, Antique Jewellery including A Collection of Cameos, p. 18, lot 90

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.2 cm
Height: 13.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-11-29) by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1875

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Plinth composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production

polished brown and white banded agate Agate

Techniques used in production

Carving : Polished brown and white banded agate, carved in relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.66-1982
Primary reference Number: 31078
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 July 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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