Onyx cameo

Modern


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.035 H.

Accession Number

02.273

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Opaque white on clear white. Venus, nude seated to left on a rock, holds a heart in her right hand above a flaming urn. Extended left hand and forearm broken off. Face also gone.

Provenance

By date uninown: Miss C. Wissmann Collection (said to have been in the Buffum Collection); gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA, April 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann