Cameo with the death of Meleager
Italian or German
Overall: 2.3 x 3.4 x 0.6 cm (7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Shell and gold
Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)
The death of Meleager with 27 figures. White on pinkish violet shell cameo set in a gold mount as a pendant.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund