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Works of Art (33)

Amphoriskos (perfume bottle), late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan or early Julio-Claudian,Roman, Banded agate (2001.253)
Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland, ca. 1530–40, Giovanni (Gian) Jacopo (Giacomo) Caraglio (Italian), Kraków, Sardonyx with inlaid gold and silver details; mounted as a pendant in gold with enamel, pearl, and ruby (17.190.869)
Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic), Sardonyx (32.142.2)
Cameo portrait of the emperor Augustus, 41–54; Julio-Claudian, Roman, Sardonyx (42.11.30)
Cameo with Hercules, ca. 1220, Probably made in southern Italy, Sardonyx with modern gold frame (38.150.23)
Ceremonial ax, ca. 500 B.C.–200 A.D., Indonesia, Translucent agate (2000.284.67)
Christ Crucified between the Virgin and Saint John, 14th century, Probably French, Onyx; mounted, probably a pendant in gold with enamel and rock crystal (40.20.59)
Cylinder seal and modern impression with winged horse with claws and horns, 13th century B.C.; Middle Assyrian style, Northern Mesopotamia, Chalcedony (1999.325.89)
Disk Brooch with Cameo and Cabochons, brooch ca. 600, cameo 100–300, Langobardic (mount), Roman (cameo), Gold sheet; settings of onyx, cameo, glass (red and green cabochons); wire (95.15.101)
Dress ornament, ca. 1923, Georges Fouquet (French), Jade, onyx, diamonds, enamel, platinum (2001.723)
Earrings, mid-1st century A.D., Sarmatian; Said to be from Olbia (modern Ukraine), Gold, sardonyx (22.50.5, 6)
Education of the Infant Bacchus, first half of 19th century, Niccolò Amastini (Italian), Rome, Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment (40.20.30)
Emperor Augustus above a Double Capricorn, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D., Roman, Sardonyx; later mounted in gold for suspension (29.175.4)
Enthroned King, ca. 1230–1235, North Italian; Made in Lombardy or the Veneto, Limestone (pietra di Aurisina, province of Trieste) (22.31.2)
The Fall of Phaeton, third quarter of 19th century, Adolphe David (French), Onyx (40.20.12)
Hunting sword, ca. 1825, Emanuel Pioté (Austrian); Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian), Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather (48.26)
Intaglio Gemstone with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Multiheaded Dragon, 1300 or later, Byzantine, Black agate chalcedony with red-brown striations (1999.325.227)
Intaglio with Dionysos holding the thyrsos and a cup, late 4th–3rd century B.C., Greek, Hellenistic, Banded agate (81.6.9)
Jewel cabinet incorporating a watch, possibly before 1766, Signed by James Cox (English), Agate, mounted in gilded copper and gilded brass and set with painted enamel plaques, and fruitwood (64.101.829)
Jugate Portraits of Emperor Charles V and King Philip II of Spain (obverse) and Empress Isabella (reverse), 1550, Leone Leoni (Italian), Milan, Onyx (38.150.9)
Lentoid seal with a griffin, ca. 1450–1400 B.C.; Late Minoan II, Minoan, Agate (14.104.1)
Miniature secretary incorporating a watch, ca. 1766–72, Signed by James Cox (English), Case: agate, with gold mounts, gilded brass, pearls, and paste jewels set in silver; dial: white enamel (46.184a–c)
Nécessaire incorporating an automaton watch, ca. 1770–72, Signed by James Cox (English), Case: moss agate, mounted in gold and set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; silver; and mirror glass; dial: white enamel, with frame pavé set with paste jewels (57.128a–o)
Nessus Abducting Deianira, ca. 1815–25, Giuseppe Girometti (Italian), after Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish), Rome, Sardonyx; mounted in gold for display (2004.164)
Parure: Tiara, Brooch, and Necklace, mid-19th century, Luigi Saulini (Italian), Rome, Onyx; all mounted in gold (40.20.55a–c)
Rings and necklace, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Wah, western Thebes,Carnelian and linen thread; blue-glazed steatite and linen thread; carnelian, turquoise, moss agate, amethyst, milky quartz, green-glazed steatite, and twisted linen cord (40.3.1,.11,.16)
Set of jewelry, early 5th century B.C.; late Archaic, Etruscan, Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian (40.11.7-.18)
Sleeping Shepherdess in a Moonlit Landscape, probably late 16th century, Alessandro Masnago (Italian), Milan, Agate (38.150.33)
Stamp seal: standing noble holding a flower, 3rd–early 4th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Sardonyx (22.139.41)
Thalia, probably second quarter of 19th century, Giuseppe Girometti (Italian), Rome, Onyx (40.20.38)
The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1520–30, Northern Italian, Sardonyx; mounted in gold as a ring (38.150.4)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Charles Bobinet (Swiss), Case: pink agate, mounted in enameled gold; Dial: painted enamel with a single gilded-brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1617)
Young Woman with a Torch and a Vase, ca. 1770–90, Giovanni Pichler, Rome, Sardonyx; mounted in gold as a ring (39.22.42)