Brooch  with Cameo of Spring

Brooch with Cameo of Spring

c. 1862

Shell, gold t

2 1/2 × W: 2 1/8 × D: 3/4 in. (6.4 × 5.4 × 1.9 cm)

Rome, Italy

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland (no. 57.854)

“This personification of spring is based on marble relief carved by William H. Rinehart in about 1855. A version of this relief carved in 1874 can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (1985.350). William T. Walters commissioned at least three of these cameos..” — Walters Art Museum

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Reproduced courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.