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Tankard with Scenes with Putti
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Tankard with Scenes with Putti

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Description The carved ivory cylinder for a low tankard is one of a group attributed to a follower of the Nuremberg sculptor Leonhard Kern, all showing putti and putti bacchanals. This example depicts putti drinking and dancing; a pair playing piggyback; and the unusual subject of a putto chopping down a tree. The piggyback putti are closely paralleled by a bronze from the workshop of Leonhard Kern, of which there is a bronze cast in the Walters Collection (Walters 54.291). The mounts are missing, and the upper edge is reinforced with a modern gilt mount.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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3rd quarter 17th century (Baroque)
elephant ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 3 9/16 x Diam: 4 3/4 in. (9 x 12 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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