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Cartouche-Shaped Snuffbox Depicting Europa and the Bull
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Cartouche-Shaped Snuffbox Depicting Europa and the Bull


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Description Ovid, in "The Metamorphoses," narrates how the god Zeus assumed the form of a bull in order to seduce the beautiful maiden Europa, whom he carries on his back to Crete.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/17/1959Treatmentcleaned
12/01/1986Treatmentcleaned
12/30/1986Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Vienna, Austria, after 1872 [entry stamp for foreign gold]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1750
Medium
gold, moss agate
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.109
Measurements
13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (2.1 x 7 cm)
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