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Cameo with a Bearded Satyr
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Cameo with a Bearded Satyr


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Description The type of subject, high relief carving, and highly worked mount suggest that this fine cameo was probably acquired as an "antique." Similar pieces are on display at the Walters Art Museum in the Collector's Study and the Chamber of Wonders.
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance The collection of Sir Francis Cook; Cook Collection Sale, London, Christies, 15 July 1925, lot no. 161; purchased by the heirs to the Collection of Vicomte Louis de Sartiges, Paris, 1925; purchased by Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York, 1938; purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman, 1943; given to Walters Art Museum, 1943.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman, 1943

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Period
ca. 1550-1575 (Renaissance)
Medium
amethyst, repoussé, and moulded gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1403
Measurements
H: 2 7/8 x W: 1 15/16 in. (7.3 x 5 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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