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Education of the Infant Bacchus

Artist:
Niccolò Amastini (born Rome 1780–1851)
Date:
first half 19th century
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Onyx, gold frame
Dimensions:
Overall (in setting): 2 9/16 x 1 7/8 in. (6.5 x 4.8 cm); visible cameo, overall: 2 1/16 x 1 7/16 in. (5.2 x 3.6 cm), 52.3 x 36.3 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
40.20.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
Freely adapting antique compositions, Niccolò Amastini described with elegant linearity the contours of the baby god and his wild attendants under a vine-wrapped tree.
Signature: Incised in exergue: N. AMATINY

Inscription: Scratched on reverse: P37

Marking: Unmarked
Milton Weil (until 1940; to MMA)
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