Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cupids in Bacchanalian scene

Artist:
Possibly workshop of Lukas Faydherbe (Flemish, Mechelen 1617–1697 Mechelen)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Flemish
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
4-3/8 x 10-1/4 in. (11.1 x 26.0 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number:
24.80.85
Not on view
The curving back of this relief conforms to the outer edge of an elephant tusk. The object was probably one of a several meant to be set into a piece of furniture. Such scenes of Bacchic revelry were popular among collectors throughout the following century.
Mary Clark Thompson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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