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Diana with Nymphs and Hounds returning from the Hunt: M.5-2002

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Titles

Diana with Nymphs and Hounds returning from the Hunt

Maker(s)

Perhaps Unknown (Production)

Description

Tankard or beaker body carved in high relief on the exterior with the Goddess Diana with Nymphs and Hounds.

Tankard or beaker body: the Goddess Diana with Nymphs and Hounds returning from the hunt. Ivory, carved in high relief on the exterior at the bottom. The goddess Diana, accompanied by nymphs and hounds. The nude goddess, identified by a crescent moon on her head, is seated on a draped rock(?) with her bow on the ground in front of her. Another hound stretches across a companion seated beside her, and paws Diana's knees. Behind Diana is a partly visible nymph with her back to the viewer. Proceeding leftwards round the cylinder there is a half-naked nymph supporting a basket of fruit on her head with her left hand and holding a bow in her right; a nymph in a decolleté robe, patting a hound with her right hand, and behind her, another putting her right hand on the other's right shoulder. Beside her a partly clad nymph with her back to the viewer is holding flowers. The next faces front and holds a quiver, and beside her another bends down to hold back a hound from a dead rabbit on the ground at her feet. Above, half visible is a nymph with a boar over her left shoulder, and next to her, another holds a bow. All the nymphs have long hair dressed in coiled plaits and ringlets.

Notes

History note: Christie's, 24 June 1981, Important, English, Scottish and Continental Silver, lot 9; W. Redford; unidentified private collection; exhibited at The Blumka Gallery, New York, in January 2000; from which purchased by Daniel Katz Gallery; purchased from Daniel Katz Gallery, Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund, and a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund.

Place(s) associated

  • Antwerp ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002) by Daniel Katz Ltd.

Dating

17th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1660

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base: Diameter 12.0 cm
Stand: Diameter 14.7 cm Height 3.2 cm
Rim: Diameter 9.7 cm
Ivory: Height 15.6 cm
Exterior:

Materials used in production

Ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-2002
Primary reference Number: 81357
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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