Plaque of white Jasper, with blue and lilac dip and applied white relief decoration. The cameo scene depicts 'Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn'. A female figure in flowing classical robes drives a chariot, pulled by two rearing horses, to the right across the sky. She wears a diadem of a rayed sun. One winged putti leads the way with a flaming torch and another flies behind the chariot. They are all surrounded by wispy clouds. Around the edge of the scene is a raised border of olive green, with applied white relief decoration of intertwined rope and small impressed bosses at regular intervals. The plaque, for box decoration, is rectangular with cut off corners and a bevelled and polished edge.

Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn

Wedgwood

About 1800

  • Titles Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn (Descriptive)
  • Artist Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
  • Medium stoneware (jasperware)
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York, AFI.1819.2008
  • Object Name cameo
  • Classification Medals