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A CARVED HELIOTROPE CAMEO HEAD OF THE EMPEROR TRAJAN
16TH OR 17TH CENTURY
Wreathed with laurel, facing in profile to the right; in a rectangular openwork gilt-bronze surround applied to an oval heliotrope ground within a later oval gilt-bronze frame with repeating acanthus border, suspension loop
For a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see E. Kris Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932), no. 45, pl. XIX.