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Putto, Triton and Nereid

Cameo: late 16th c.; Mount: 18th c.

RCIN 43770

Cameo depicting a full-length figure of a putto seated in a shell-shaped chariot. The chariot is drawn through the waves by a triton on whose back sits a naked nereid. The scene is inspired by various ancient reliefs: the triton and nereid are based on a gem from the collection of Lorenzo the Magnificent Text adapted from Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 2008

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