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Museum Quality "Venus in her Chariot" Hard Stone Cameo

$5,400.00

Description

DATE: Georgian - c.1750. 

The finest quality hard stone cameo, hand carved in high relief, depicting Venus in her chariot drawn by Lionesses. A particularly unusual example, the dark oxblood red with mottled grey backdrop is particularly Italian Renaissance in style. Typically, a grand tour souvenir, this piece was most likely intended as a cabinet piece. 

STONES

Agate / Hardstone. 

MEASUREMENTS

3.5cm x 2.5cm

WEIGHT

5.46g.

CONDITION

Offered in excellent overall condition. 

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