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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)
    200-300 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Layered agate cameo and intaglio, gold openwork

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss M. F. T. Ready

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 15, shelf B, box 9

Physical description

Pendant, onyx intaglio of Bacchus surrounded by cameo putti and Bacchantes. set in an openwork gold frame

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, made)


ca. 1830 (made)
200-300 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Layered agate cameo and intaglio, gold openwork


Height: 5.1 cm, Width: 3.9 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm, Diameter: 2.9 cm cameo

Object history note

Cameo is ancient (Martin Henig - 2006). Probably in a collector's mount.

Descriptive line

Pendant with an intaglio of the head of Bacchus, surrounded by a putto, a satyr and two bacchantes; France or Italy, the setting about 1830; cameo possible 200-300AD
Gold and layered agate


Gold; Layered agate

Subjects depicted

Putti; Bacchante


Jewellery; Myths & Legends; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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