Inventory number
O00079
Author
Tortorino, Francesco
Title
The Hunt Vessel
Chronology
1550-1575
Technique
Engraving, carving
Material
Rock crystal (clear quartz), enamel, gold
Diameter
20,5 cm13,8 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
No
Provenance
Royal Collection

This is one of the most beautiful vessels at the Prado Museum. It has an oval body with handles in the form of winged women. The central band is decorated with a hunting scene that may well represent Meleager's Hunt described by Ovid in the Metamorphoses (Book VIII) or perhaps wild boar hunting at Arch of Constantine in Rome.

This work was part of the legacy inherited by King Felipe V (1683-1746) upon the death of his father, the Grand Dauphin, in 1712 and belongs to the set of decorative artworks at the Prado known as The Dauphin's Treasure.

 
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