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shell cameo
  • Italy
  • shell cameo, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • shell cameo
  • Object Height/Width: 4.8 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Miss Helen Rhoda Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0051
Description

Unmounted shell cameo, brown ground with white design of Cupid feeding a bird to a dog. Design said to be from a Pompeian house decoration. Shell slightly irregular. Not mounted. Purchased in Naples.