Coronation of the Virgin

Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Milan
Medium:
Onyx or sardonyx, gold mount
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.4 x 1.9 cm); visible cameo (confirmed): 18.8 x 34 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1939
Accession Number:
39.22.10
Not on view
The irregular cloud of smoky brown that floats across the cream layer of this stone eventually helps the viewer to distinguish the Virgin’s robe and her hands raised in intercessory prayer.
Marking: Unmarked
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)