Overall: 1 1/8 x 15/16 in. (2.9 x 2.4 cm); visible cameo: 22.4 x 20 mm
The Milton Weil Collection, 1939
Not on view
The distinctive Mannerist style of this cameo, with its shallow, flattened relief and elegantly meandering flourishes such as the snaky locks of hair, seems un-Italian, yet one hesitates to call it French because so little is known as yet about Renaissance carvers in France.
Artist: Cameo by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?))Date: ca. 1530–40, and 19th centuryMedium: Sardonyx, with inlaid gold and silver details; mounted in 19th century as a pendant in gold, with enamel, pearl and rubyAccession: 17.190.869On view in:Gallery 536