Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Young woman with a torch and vase

Artist:
Giovanni Pichler (Italian, Naples 1734–1791 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1770–90
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Sardonyx and gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/16 x 5/8 x 7/8 in. (2.7 x 1.6 x 2.2 cm); visible cameo (confirmed): 23.7 x 12.5 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1939
Accession Number:
39.22.42
Not on view
The vessel, improbably slung by one handle over the top of the maiden's arm, is superbly delineated in the tawny top stratum. This, one of Pichler's choicest assimilations of Hellenistic style, would alone justify the high repute he enjoyed among his contemporaries.
Signature: At right: ΠΙΧΛΕΡ [trans.: Pichler]

Marking: Unmarked
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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