ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY
CAMEO WITH JUPITER AND JUNO
sardonyx, set in a later gold brooch mount
brooch: 2.9cm., 1 3/16 in.
Overall the condition of the cameo is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The stone is naturally variated in colour. There are two thin lines/ strands which run through the figure of Zeus (these appear to be natural to the stone). General wear to the mount.
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