Bracelet with the River God Achelous

Bracelet with the River God Achelous. Attributed to a French artist. c. 1865. Cameos, gold, diamonds, carnelian, sardonyx, jasper, 1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (4.4 x 7.5 cm). [Click on photograph to enlarge it.] Photograph and formatting by George P. Landow. Collection: Walters Art Museum, which permits use of text and images under the Creative Commons License.

According to the Walters Museum site, “During the 19th century, archaeological discoveries continued to fuel interest in ancient Greece and Rome. The head of the Greek river god Achelous, carved of jasper, is based on an ancient Etruscan pendant in the Campana collection, now in the Louvre Museum. The sardonyx panels depict classical scenes..”

References

Coral Bracelet” Walters Art Museum. Web. 8 November 2011. [Note search by the accession number: 57.2138.]


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8 November 2011