Cybele

Cameo
ca. 1780-1800 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
White Jasper ware a lilac dip and applied white bas-relief decoration
Brief Description
Round cameo of white Jasper ware lilac dip and applied white bas-relief decoration, Wedgwood Factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1780-1800.
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.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5.4cm
Style
Object history
Bought, along with other Wedgwood pieces, from the executors of the late B.L. Vulliamy.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
1467-1855

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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