Cameo with the death of Meleager

Italian or German
Renaissance
16th century


Dimensions

Overall: 2.3 x 3.4 x 0.6 cm (7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.119

Medium or Technique

Shell and gold

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Meleager with 27 figures. White on pinkish violet shell cameo set in a gold mount as a pendant. The death of

Provenance

Once part of the gem collection of Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (1585-1646); Marlborough Gem Sale, June 26-29, 1899, lot 325.
by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund