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Relief - Cupids with a dog

Cupids with a dog

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 - ca. 1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Relief in ivory

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ivory relief is made in the late 18th or early 19th century. It depicts one cupid holding a torch and leading the dog, on which is seated a second cupid with a lyre.
This relief is probably from a brooch in imitation of a cameo.

Physical description

One cupid holding a torch is leading the dog, on which is seated a second cupid with a lyre.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)


ca. 1790 - ca. 1810 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Relief in ivory


Height: 1.6 cm, Length: 2.22 cm

Object history note

From the Murray bequest in 1910.

Historical context note

Probably from a brooch in imitation of a cameo.

Descriptive line

Relief, ivory, cupids with a dog, probably Italian, ca. 1790-1810

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

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 165
Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. Part II. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1929, p. 122
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 309, p. 312





Subjects depicted

Dogs; Lyre


Reliefs; Myths & Legends; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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