Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
River gods
with other figures
Amoretti
With animalsMonster Sea-monster
With objectsBall or globe
With objectsVanitas symbol
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Geography
The earthContinents FourAll in one imageMiscellaneous
Flora and Fauna
Fabulous animalsDragon Dragons interacting with humans or angels but not fighting
Fabulous animalsHippocamps
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
Evangelists Cycles SymbolsSingle image
Further details
Ivory, silger-gilt and shell table ornament, the body formed from a nautilus shell, decorated with various figures including: a putto riding a hippocamp, a dragon, marine fauna, river gods, a putto with a skull, a Roman solider, putti representing the four continents, the emblems of the evangelists
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German assembled in Munich by Matthew Aigner
DATE
17th century - early 19th century Ivory carvings mostly 17th century, assembled 1810
LOCATION
London, Christie's (21 November 1966)
Rights and permissions
Image reproduced by kind permission of Christie's Ltd
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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