Agate intaglio with Venus and Cupid. Italian, 17th century.
An agate intaglio carved with an image of Venus and Cupid.
Italian, 17th century.
Set in a modern, high carat gold ring.
The intaglio measures 2.2 x 1.6cm.
Ring size S 1/2 UK / 9.25 US.
A similar intaglio can be found in the Beazley archive, reference Number: 7.I.K.48 (see last image), it is described as: Venus poses with a gracious movement of her body, whilst her foot is above a serpent. Venus seems to have lifted something which the cherub tries to get back*. An animal is in the field. Current Collection: Cades, T.: Impronte dell' Instituto: Libro 7, classe I, K, no.48.
*As in our example, Venus is holding aloft an arrow, out of reach of Cupid.
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