This intricately delicate cameo features a very detailed story of the prophet Elijah ascending to heaven. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover how this delightful miniature work of art is part of a very small group of rare cameos which feature Hebrew inscriptions. Learn how it was crafted by Jewish artisans in the court of a 13th century Holy Roman Emperor. This captivating cameo is just one of the highlights offered in Sotheby’s upcoming Small Wonders: Early Gems and Jewels auction (10 – 16 December). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
The Captivating Carving of a 13th century Cameo
10 - 16 DECEMBER | LONDON