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A CARVED OVAL SARDONYX CAMEO HEAD OF MEDUSA
Wings above her brow, snakes hissing in her hair, eyes staring, mouth open, facing front; in an oval gold mount applied to an octagonal banded agate ground within an associated gilt-bronze frame engraved with trails of acanthus leaves and decorated with two cornelian and two lapis lazuli plaques
For a similarly expressive example see J. Draper, 'Cameo Appearances' in, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (New York, 2008) p. 30, no. 59.