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Cameo with Saint George

Overall: 1 1/4 x 11/16 x 5/16 in. (3.2 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm)
Lapidary Work-Jasper
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
Saint George holds a shield and a sword, emphasizing his role as a protector.

Expensive cameo and semiprecious hard stone carvings for personal devotion were so highly prized that imitations in glass paste were produced for the general populace in Byzantium and abroad.
Inscription: Inscribed in Greek: Saint George
Milton Weil Collection, Vienna
Remington, Preston. "The Milton Weil Collection of Cameos and Intaglios." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 35 (April 1940). p. 77.

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