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Dress Ornament with Pan Uncovering a Sleeping Nymph
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Dress Ornament with Pan Uncovering a Sleeping Nymph


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Description Dress ornaments ("aglets"), designed to be sewn onto clothing, were a common form of jewelry during the Renaissance (see the "Portrait of Giovanna Bagnara," Walters 37.260). They were usually made of enameled gold and set with pearls, cameos, or preciuos stones. Set in gold enameled openwork, the cameo of this piece depicts the god Pan uncovering a sleeping nymph.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/08/1958Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Acquired by William T. Walters or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters or Henry Walters

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Period
16th-17th century (Renaissance)
Medium
gold, shell cameo, enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1116
Measurements
H: 1 7/16 x W: 1 7/16 x D: 1/4 in. (3.7 x 3.7 x 0.6 cm)
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Not On View

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