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


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.