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Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head
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Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head

Last third of the XVII century. Agate, Diamond, Enamel, Emerald, Gold, Ruby, 22.7 x 16.3 cm.

A goblet made up of three pieces of different agates decorated with enameled gold and crowned with an eagle´s head. The vessel itself is considered a work of Antiquity, perhaps Hellenistic Greek, while the other parts were made in the seventeenth century. According to old photographs, it originally had a handle shaped like a winged dragon on the opposite side from the eagle. This was stolen from the Prado Museum in 1918. This work was part of the inheritance received by King Felipe V (1683-1746) upon the death of his father, the Grand Dauphin, in 1712.

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Inventory number
Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head
Last third of the XVII century
Chased; Enamelled; Carved; Mounted / set
Agate; Diamond; Enamel; Emerald; Gold; Ruby
High/Height: 22.7 cm.; Width: 16.3 cm.; Base/bottom: 13.5 cm.; Diameter of the base: 10.7 cm.
Tesoro del Delfín
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Gil, Cristina, El Tesoro: Una maravilla barroca perdida en el Museo del Prado, 1985/02/24, pp. 14-16.

Angulo Íñiguez, Diego, Catalogo de las Alhajas del Delfin, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1989, pp. 86.

Departamento Didáctico-Pedagógico, Alhajas del Delfín, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1989, pp. 1-8.

Arbeteta Mira, Letizia, Nuevas noticias sobre las 'Alhajas del Delfín' (II), Boletín del Museo del Prado, 13, 1992, pp. 21-36.

Arbeteta Mira, Leticia, El tesoro del Delfín: alhajas de Felipe V recibidas por herencia de su padre Luis, Gran Delfín de Francia, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 134-135.

Other inventories +

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 80.
Vaso, con su tapa y pie de agata onis...

Exhibitions +

Intercambio por las Colecciones Reales Españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras
09.07.2001 - 16.09.2001

Location +

Room 101 (On Display)

Update date: 18-03-2016 | Registry created on 26-11-2015

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