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A CARVED OVAL HELIOTROPE CAMEO HEAD OF AN EMPEROR
LATE 16TH OR 17TH CENTURY
Wreathed with laurel, facing in profile to the left; in an oval gilt-bronze mount on pounced ground within a later ebony epitaph frame inlaid with hardstones and variegated marble
For a parallel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, derived from a series of 15th century plaquettes, see E. Kris, Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932), no. 45, pl. XIX.