Antique Italian Cameo of the Lovers, Angelica & Medoro

from Ariosto’s widely popular epic poem, Orlando furioso (1516 - 1532)

late 17th - 18th Centuries, in a 19th Century gold mount.

Height: 3.3 cm.     (1 5/16 in.)

Width: 2.5 cm.     (1 in.)

 

 

ex: a private American collection, before 2000

 

#4374

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV (New York, 2016) inside back cover

 

 

Comparanda:

 

Brown, Clifford Malcolm  (ed.); Engraved gems Survivals & revivals (Washington DC, 1997) p.299, fig.17

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