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Intaglio of the Head of Athena
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Intaglio of the Head of Athena


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The intaglio showing the goddess of wisdom is inscribed in Greek with the signature of Luigi Pichler, the third son of Johann Anton Pichler (1697-1779), the founder of a dynasty of gem engravers in Rome.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Luigi Pichler
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
ca. 1854
Medium
sapphire
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.203
Measurements
H: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
  • Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (Source of Materials)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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