Featured Works of art found on cameos

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  1. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    Genius of the Vintages or Harvest
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    18th Century

    genius harvest.jpg

    Possibly this cameo is a representation?
    genius harvest cameo.jpg
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  2. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    Genius of Cybele
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    18th Century

    Cybele was the mistress of wild nature, goddess of fertility, protectress in war, and was symbolized by her constant companion, the lion.

    genius cybele.jpg

    genius cybele cameo.jpg
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  3. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    Other "Genius" engravings
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    18th Century

    Genius of Bacchus (2nd one)
    genius bacchus 2.jpg

    Genius of Apollo
    genius apollo.jpg

    Genius of Mars
    genius mars.jpg

    Genius of Diana
    genius diana.jpg

    Genius of Pan
    genius pan.jpg

    Genius of Mysteries
    genius mysteries.jpg

    Genius of Silenus
    genius silenus.jpg

    Genius of Races
    genius races.jpg
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  4. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine (of Alexandria)
    Correggio 1518
    Location: National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

    The Virgin and Child miraculously appear before Catherine, who bows her head as the infant Christ places a ring on her finger. This mystical marriage is a metaphor for her commitment to a chaste Christian life. The palm frond in her hand symbolizes her impending martyrdom.

    mystical marriage st catherine.jpg

    marriage st catherine.jpg
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Most of these, with cameo examples, are on my web site. Profiles>Allegorical>Geniuses. Material may be restricted to registered users.
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  6. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    Nathaniel Marchant
    Location: Italy Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

    I came across this cameo a week ago and found its inspiration today. It is Cleopatra. The cameo will be auctioned off on March 5th (Bentley's Auction Rooms), in case you want to add it to your collection.
    The plaster impression on which the cameo is based is part a set produced by Amastini of the work by the renowned English gem-engraver and medallist Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816). It is Gem 81 on the list. The link below will take you to the entire collection for your viewing pleasure.


    cleopatra marchant cameo.jpg cleopatra imp marchant.jpg
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