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German or Italian, 17th century | Cameo with Medusa

German or Italian, 17th century | Cameo with Medusa

German or Italian, 17th century | Cameo with Medusa

German or Italian, 17th century

Cameo with Medusa


sardonyx, in a later ring mount

cameo: 20mm., ¾in.

UK ring size: P

Overall in good condition with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There is an area of reattachment to the cameo at the top, and another on the bottom right side, with small associated losses. Some oxidation and minor nicks to the mount.


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Compare with the German late 16th-century Medusa in the Victoria and Albert Museum and formerly one of the Marlborough gems, which is published by J. Boardman, D. Scarisbrick, C. Wagner and E. Zwierlein-Diehl, The Marlborough Gems formerly at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Oxford, 2009, p.. 226, no. 505.