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Oval gem with the punishment of Cupid by Venus

Amber-colored glass paste. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with slight inward back bezel. Venus sits on the left on a ground line, facing right and leaning against a rocky surface. Her legs, bent knees, and lap are covered by drapery, which she holds up with one hand and whose folds are...

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Provenance

By 1962: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought: Jan. 16. 62. "Bedelle" 47 Bromfield St. [Boston]; 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Neo-Classical, about 1800

Dimensions

Length x width: 22 x 18 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1162

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems