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A CARVED OVAL AGATE CAMEO HEAD OF MEDUSA
Winged, snakes hissing in her hair and twisted around her neck, facing in profile to the right; in an oval gold mount applied to a jasper ground within an associated gilt-bronze frame decorated with flowers and leaves, surmounted by an espagnolette mask
For a similar cameo by Luigi Isler (d.1901), see The Art of Gem Engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III (Tokyo, 2008) no. 162, and another attributed to Luigi Saulini illustrated in E. Kris, Catalogue of Postclassical cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932) fig. 119.