From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

View All (1) Object Images

Object Number 29-128-1940
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Chalcedony
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Maenad | Satyr | Priapus

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Chipped on corner to imitate an antique gem) Maenad holding thyrsus seen from back, in ecstasy before a terminal figure of Priapus, a Satyr blowing flutes crouches at right. Principal figures are paralleled by well-known statue group in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris which in turn are based on an ancient relief in the Louvre.

Height 1.8 cm
Width 1.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1940 - Sommerville Gem Number

Report problems and issues to