Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Napoleon III of France

Date:
ca. 1867
Culture:
French
Medium:
Carnelian onyx
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.6 x 2.8 cm); 35.6 x 28.1 x 6.5 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
40.20.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The features, while not repeated verbatim, closely resemble those on imperial coins and medals. Tiny holes in the crown of laurel suggest the plant’s berries.
Signature: Unsigned
Milton Weil (until 1940; to MMA)
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