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Tobacco Grater with Pilgrims of Cythera
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Tobacco Grater with Pilgrims of Cythera


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Description On the front, Cupid leads a couple of "pilgrims of love" to the seashore, where they will embark for the enchanting island of Cythera that, according to mythology, is dedicated to Venus. The back of the object is fitted with grooves to accommodate the metal grater used for pulverizing tobacco for smoking.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/25/1982Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance [Paris]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 1780
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.346
Measurements
7 11/16 in. (19.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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