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Head of Medusa

Cameo by Benedetto Pistrucci
(Italian, 1783–1855, active England)

Maker: Mount by Carlo Giuliano (Italian, working in England, ca. 1831–1895)
Date: cameo 1840–50, mount ca. 1860
Culture: Italian, executed in England (London)
Medium: Red jasper mounted in gold with white enamel
Dimensions: Visible cameo, overall: 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm), 53.2 mm; Overall (in setting): 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (6.8 x 6.8 cm)
Classification: Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line: Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ada Peluso, and Romano I. Peluso Gift, in memory of Ignazio Peluso, 2003
Accession Number: 2003.431

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