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Cameo

Cameo

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    2nd half of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klett, Johann Georg (artists)

  • Museum number:

    A.69-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This oval agate cameo was made by Johann Georg Klett in the second half of the 18th century Germany. This cameo depicts an allegorical subject with figures holding a caduceus and cornucopia. Johann Georg Klett was appointed court gem-engraver at Dresden in 1755; he carved numerous cameos and intaglios representing mythological subjects.

Physical description

Oval agate cameo in a contemporary metal mount. Representing an allegorical subject: in the foreground to the left is a group of three seated figures, one holding aloft a caduceus; in the centre a seated woman holds a cornucopia. In front is a trophy of arms; behind, to the right, a ship and a church, to the left the rising sun.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

2nd half of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Klett, Johann Georg (artists)

Dimensions

Width: 91 mm, Height: 72.5 mm

Descriptive line

Cameo depicting an allegorical subject. By J. G. Klett, Germany, 2nd half of 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Forrer, Louis. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. London: Spink & Son Ltd., 1902-30. Vol. III. p. 179.

Materials

Agate

Subjects depicted

Trophy of arms; Church; Cornucopia; Rising sun; Figures; Caduceus; Ship

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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