Wine Barrel, anonymous, Annibale Fontana (rejected attribution), c. 1575 - c. 1600

Wine Barrel, anonymous, Annibale Fontana (rejected attribution), c. 1575 - c. 1600

rock crystal; mount: gold, enamel, pearls, rubies, emeralds, h 15.0cm × w 22.0cm × d 13.4cm More details

The ends of this barrel suggest that it could be suspended, and its contents poured by tipping it. Depicted are mythological figures making merry and drinking the wine that could be poured from the barrel. The river is filled from the jars of the reclining men.

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