Cameo of the Virgin and Child

Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303

This delicately carved cameo shows the Virgin in an orant pose, with her arms upraised, and a medallion of the Christ Child over her chest. This icon type is often called the Blachernitissa after a famous icon at the Blachernai Monastery in Constantinople.

Cameo of the Virgin and Child, Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette (French, Cauffry 1753–1839 Paris) [Gold Frame], Agate cameo, gold frame, Byzantine

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