Intaglio with Triton and Nereid

European
Renaissance
16th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 126 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Length: 21 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.784

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

A Nereid, nude and holding a ship’s standard, embraces a Triton, wearing a horned-animal skin. A cupid rides on the back of the Triton’s tail. Clear chalcedony. Oval intaglio with convex front and back.

Provenance

Arundel, Marlborough and Evans Collections; by date unknown: with Edward Perry.Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 77.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry.Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren