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Cybele

  • Object:

    Cameo

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White Jasper ware a lilac dip and applied white bas-relief decoration

  • Museum number:

    1467-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Round flat 'cameo' of white Jasper ware with a lilac dip. Applied white bas-relief decoration depicts the classical Mother Goddess Cybele. The statuesque female figure in classical robes and sandals holds a cornucopia and wears a turret atop her head. Two male lions emerge from behind her robes facing to left and right, raising their outside front paw, and the group is encircled by two young trees.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

Materials and Techniques

White Jasper ware a lilac dip and applied white bas-relief decoration

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.4 cm

Object history note

Bought, along with other Wedgwood pieces, from the executors of the late B.L. Vulliamy.

Descriptive line

Round cameo of white Jasper ware lilac dip and applied white bas-relief decoration, Wedgwood Factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1780-1800.

Materials

Stoneware; Jasper ware

Subjects depicted

Lions (animals); Cornucopia

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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