Bacchante
 
 
  • Material: Sardonyx Shell.
  • Size: just over 2" by just over 1 5/8”.
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1870 Italy.  Original fitted case who bears some handwritten numbers inside, probably an inventory reference.
  • Conditions: A couple of natural lines in the shell visible when cameo is backlit, very barely visible from the front by naked eye.
Museum Quality cameo depicting a Bacchante, wonderful carving, look at the wine leaves and the panther pelt, very detailed and rich cameo. The original case is in good conditions for its age, just some scuffs on its base. The Bacchante face is very pretty and has a sweet expression, even the eye pupil is perfectly carved. Another artwork and wonderful piece. A very desirable collectors piece.