Cameo; onyx; long oval; a triton and nereids; triton swims from the right, a nereid seated behind him, holding his waist with her left hand, her head and arm are lost; on left is another nereid seated on a sea-monster, and holding up her mantle like a sail; in silver-gilt mount of more recent date.

An00019978 001 l

Thing

Made Of
onyx, silver
Type of Thing
cameo
Subject
triton, mythical figure/creature, monster
Techniques
engraved, gilded

People

Acquired From
Carlisle to The British Museum

Place

In Gallery
G1/fc10i
Made In
Italy

Time

Acquired In
1890
Made
16thC

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