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Thalia

Artist:
Giuseppe Girometti (Italian, Rome 1780–1851 Rome)
Date:
second quarter 19th century
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Onyx
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (2.8 x 2.3 cm); 28.4 x 22.8 x 9.5 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
40.20.38
Not on view
This cameo reiterates the head of an ancient marble statue of Thalia, the muse of comedy, in the Vatican Museums' Sala delle Muse.
Signature: Incised on right: GIROMETTI
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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