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
Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV (New York, 2016) inside back cover
Brown, Clifford Malcolm (ed.); Engraved gems Survivals & revivals (Washington DC, 1997) p.299, fig.17