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Hunt of a roebuck

probably late 16th century
Italian, Milan
Agate, gilt silver
Overall: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 in. (3.3 x 3.8 cm); visible cameo: 31 x 37 mm
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1938
Accession Number:
Not on view
The carver who used the deepest red of this ambitiously multicolored cameo for the fallen stag and a hound was also influenced by Alessandro Masnago (see 38.150.33), even to the point of indicating the source of light, in this case the sun at the center top.
Marking: Unmarked
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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