Brooch with Erotes on a dove

Italian (Naples)
19th century, about 1870–80
Attributed to Giacinto Melillo (Italian, 1845–1915)


Object Place: Naples, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.7 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm (1 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2195

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Winged cherub riding a dove

Provenance

2008, purchased from store Wartski, London, by Susan B. Kaplan, Brookline, MA; gift of Kaplan to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan B. Kaplan