Education of the Infant Bacchus, first half of 19th century
Niccolò Amastini (Italian, 1780–1851)
Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment; 2 x 1 3/8 in. (52 x 36 mm)
Signed: N. AMASTINY
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
Freely adapting unique compositions, Niccolò Amastini described with elegant linearity the contours of the baby god and his wild attendants under a vine-wrapped tree.