Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Diana the Huntress Amber Masterpiece

 In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals.

 
Diana as the Huntress, by Giampietrino.


It inspired some of the most talented painters through the ages,


Diane the Huntress, 1560, School of Fontainebleau, Le Louvre, Paris

sculptors,



Diana the huntress  by Jean Goujon, 1550-1554, Louvre Museum, Paris


and jewellers...


























































A chariot clock depicting the goddess. France, c. 1796.



And here is an extraordinary cheroot in amber of two different colors representing Diana the Huntress. 
 


Diana the Huntress, XIXth century. Dimension : 43,5 cm long / +/- 12,5 cm high



Provenance : Baron Eugène Fould collection.





This unique piece has been recently taken in photo in a book on amber named "Ambre, mémoire du temps" Edition Thalia, written by Camille Coppinger.





It is the only tobacco object in amber of that size known and repertoried in all books on tobacco objects.





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