Coral and gold bracelet with the head of Bacchus and two women. Attributed to an English or Italian artist. 1860-69. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm). [Click on photograph to enlarge it.] Photograph and formatting by George P. Landow. Collection: Walters Art Museum, which permits use of text and images under the Creative Commons License.
According to the Walters Museum site, “These heads of Bacchus, the Roman wine god, and two female followers, known as bacchantes, are carved from highly prized red coral.”
“Coral Bracelet” Walters Art Museum. Web. 8 November 2011. [Note search by the accession number: 57.1883.]
8 November 2011