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Intaglio with Triton and Nereid

Chalcedony oval intaglio. Triton and Nereid holding ship's standard. A little naked boy sits on Triton's tail.

Provenance

Arundel, Marlborough and Evans Collections; by date unknown: with Edward Perry.Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 77.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry.Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Renaissance, probably 16th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 126 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number

27.784

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems