About This Artwork


Pendant with a Cameo of Venus and Cupid, Cameo and frame: 1500/1550; pendant: 1575/1600

Agate, gold, enamel, pearls, and glass
10.8 x 4.9 cm (4 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, 1992.536

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Mantua, Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale. Gonzaga: La Celeste Galeria, Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2002, cat. 83.

Publication History

Otto von Falke, Die Kunstsammlung Eugen Gutmann (Berlin, 1912), pp. IV, 11, no. 29, pl. 9.

Yvonne Hackenbroch, "An Early Renaissance Cameo, Sleep in Venice" in Studi di storia dell'arte in onore di Mina Gregorio, ed. Elisa Acanfora and Michaela Sambucco Hamond (Milan, 1994), pp. 92-95, fig. 1.

Yvonne Hackenbroch, Enseignes, Renaissance Hat Jewels (Florence, 1996), pp. 132-135, fig. 137.

Ian Wardropper et al, Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), pp. 57-58 and 94, no. 22, ill.

Ownership History

Eugen Gutmann, Berlin, by 1912 [see von Falke 1912, p. 11, no. 29]. Marilynn B. Alsdorf, Chicago, by 1992; given to the Art Institute, 1992.

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